When life is easy, man is good

When life is easy, man is good.

Think about that for a moment.

How about the opposite? What causes a person to show their worst sides?

Push them into a corner!

I think that is basic evolution. No creature living today would ever take oppression lying down. We will all fight back, whichever way we can. Be it passive-aggressively, by mental hardening, or with violence…

What does this mean?

Two things:

  • Any economic, politic och philosophic system that relies on the “innate goodness of man” will only survive as long as life is easy.
  • Don’t create worlds that push people into corners or they will defend themselves. (And even if that only happens in the voting booth, it’s still bad news for all of us…)

Navy shower

From Hawaii-Five-O, Season 2, Episode 9 – Ike Maka:

Steve McGarrett: But… I have become accustomed to doing things a certain way.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Yeah, I know. And your way, your way is completely insane. It’s- it’s nuts. Who can take a shower in under three minutes? Huh?
Steve McGarrett: Did you ever hear of a navy shower, Danny?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: No!
Steve McGarrett: A navy shower?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Where do you think I woulda heard of something like that? A navy shower!
Steve McGarrett: Three minutes is a luxury!
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I’m not in the navy!
Steve McGarrett: A navy shower! Danny!

That’s not how I would have done it…

Steve McGarrett: But… I have become accustomed to doing things a certain way.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Yeah, I know. And your way, your way is completely insane. It’s- it’s nuts. Who can take a shower in under three minutes? Huh?
Steve McGarrett: Did you ever hear of a navy shower, Danny?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: No! But this is a question of smell.
Steve McGarrett: What’s that supposed to mean?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: How do you think a person smells after less than three minutes in the shower?
Steve McGarrett: I smell just fine.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I’m not going to comment that.
Steve McGarrett: Are you saying I smell? Really?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I said I’m not going to comment. Can we leave it at that?

Phone company humor

If only phone companies had a bit of humor:

The number you’ve dialed has been eaten by a Grue. Kindly revenge its death!

Or how about spatial confusion:

The number you’ve reached are out of reach. Please try not to reach so far next time…

Anyone remember this TV-show?

Please dial 47 to render the greatest power unto utter desolation!