“The Good Outnumber You…”

These are not my words, but via a friend on facebook. It sums up beautifully where my head is at. No porn today, friends, just a moment of quiet reflection. Although my personal belief is that in times of horror and grief, life continues its inexorable path onward, and sex is a wonderful curative, today hit close to home. I and my friends and family are all safe, rest assured.
So today I bring you wisdom for those who may tremble just a bit when you think of going out today, and carrying on.
Love and peace,
Boston. Fucking horrible.I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

10 thoughts on ““The Good Outnumber You…”

  1. I have never really thought of it quite like that. I know there are good people, I have the honor of knowing many good men and women. It does seem at times that bad outnumbers the good. I think that the good simply don’t get the attention that the populace needs in order to remember that good does indeed exist.
    Thank you for sharing this Nilla.

  2. Maybe you are right about the numbers, nilla; But I think it’s more complicated, A very few can do much damage because they act; whereas the “good” majority, complacent perhaps, do nothing until the damage is already done. Heroism is then the only useful course of action.

    I also think that the perpetrators of this bombing probably sincerely thought they were doing “good”, perhaps following God’s will, or simply avenging some wrong, which in many societies is considered right and a good thing, indeed an essential thing, to do.

    Condemning will achieve little; understanding must be striven for. But myself, I am sure that good and evil are fairly well balanced in this universe; a correspondingly “good” event is not likely even to be reported, and we wouldn’t hear about it. Not spectacular enough.

  3. Beautiful, ‘nilla. Thanks for sharing it here. And so true –

    Unless we make a point to stop and notice the good, it is easy not to. So when these things happen, it is more incumbent on all of us to stop and pay attention to the goodness around us. To share that with other people. To celebrate it, in the face of all that can be wrong.



  4. How come you aren’t the editor of the Worcester Daily or what ever the paper is that you have in this city. You get people thinking nilla, you write for the masses, but only a few (reletive) read it. Just think about it for a second, when things are going well you could throw out a little nilla porn, but when things aren’t so good like Monday, you could make people sit up and pay attention. Write to the editor of your paper here, so they can get it in the letters before I go home. Tip

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