Well, last week, of course, was a terrible week. We saw the very darkest of humanity – a horror that we can’t even quantify. So, I thought, for my Sunday question I’d zero in on something positive. Something that gets us thinking about who we admire so much we just hope they never fall from grace (and even if they did something horrible, we’d rather just not know).
This inspired 3 separate arguments in the comments section.
Good job, me.
I wasn’t planning on posting again today, but I thought I’d throw out a few just great things that human beings have made. Because ‘tis the season, and all that.
Bouncy Castles. They’re kind of castles. And they’re kind of trampolines.
Hot chocolate with the little marshmallows.
Eradicating Small Pox. I know this is in a different league, but really – well done.
Gin & Tonic.
4-Way-Stop Intersections. No reason they should work. None. And occasionally some jerkbags blows through, knowing it’s not his turn. But the overwhelming majority of the time? Like some massive collective agreement, we all just participate and wait our turn.
Sledding. “Hm, the world is cold and barren and lifeless.” “True. But I bet we could climb up there and sit on a board and just fly down that hill!” “Let’s do it.”
The Godfather. Any species that can make a movie that good can’t be all bad.
Winter Holidays. Almost every culture and religion has created a holiday around the winter solstice. The darkest day of the year and people throughout the globe said, “Hey, we should light some lights and have a really good meal and give gifts to each other.”
Back-Scratchers. Just a rock-solid good little invention.
Please add your own thoughts on great things humans have thought of below!