Monday Pointers17 Jul 2017
D4: Human Chain
Our behavior is different. How often have you seen a headline like this?--TWO DIE ATTEMPTING RESCUE OF DROWNING CHILD. If a man gets lost in the mountains, hundreds will search and often two or three searchers are killed. But the next time somebody gets lost just as many volunteers turn out.
Poor arithmetic, but very human. It runs through all our folklore, all human religions, all our literature--a racial conviction that when one human needs rescue, others should not count the price.
- Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Sure, it is pretentious but why not try writing an essay or two in dialog format? Plus, it allows me a Star Trek reference.
I know last year was rough on music fans my age and older but these two gentlemen were more influential for me than all the big rock stars we lost last year.
Video of the Week:
It is a cute cat video week.