When will the good guys win?

posted Oct 7, 2017, 11:00 AM by David Alan Binder

When will the good guys win?

The politically correct way to say this is, “When will the good people win?”

Tell me when the good people will win!

Is there a date and time?  Was there ever a date and time?

When the force of fire was captured to be reused when necessary was a win.

When the wheel was invented was a win.

When the written word began was a win.

When mathematics and geology and science is used is a win.

When democracy started was a win.

When vaccines came into play was a win.

When the printing press was invented was a win.

When the abacus was invented was a win.

When the slide rule was invented was a win.

When computers were invented was a win.

 

Now some may think that the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, etc. are all wins.  Not for the other side, it was not a win.

 

There are so many wins throughout history, yet we are losing.

 

Yes for every winner there has to be a loser (doesn’t there?) so there is never truly a win.  Unless, we can create a win-win for both sides or all the sides affected.

 

This is truly difficult to do.  Create an outcome where all sides gain something and lose little.

 

This is finesse at its best.

 

Where am I going with this?  I’ll just call this a thinking piece.  There are no conclusions or grand realizations, only something to ponder and mull over.

 

It is one more way of looking at the world; and how we chose to interact in it.

 

The good guys are never on one side only.  The bad guys are never one side only.

There is never one race or ethnicity that is all good or bad.  It is like society there are people who think they are good, yet react badly in certain situations.

 

There are people who think they are bad, yet react goodly in certain situations.

I am sure gang members have good deeds amongst other gang members of their own kind.

So what we are establishing here is that good and bad is in the eyes of the beholder.  If the paradigm of that beholder shifts then so does good and bad.

 

Nothing is absolute.  Ever!  So please don’t think just because you are on one side or the other side that you can’t change sides.  That is a fallacy and we can do that at any time of the day or night.

 

Keep your perspective and look at the world as good and bad.  It is great and sometimes devastating.  It is wonderful, magnificent and sometimes just downright horrible and maleficent.

 

Without this yin and yang, it would be a boring world at best.  All evil is boring and all heavenly is boring.  Celebrate what we do have.  Work to change what we don’t have.  Enjoy and appreciate what is, for it could be way, way worse.


Dear Writers and Dear Readers, if this thinking piece generates any thoughts I’d love to hear from you.  As usual, ab3ring AT juno DOT com or dalanbinder AT gmail DOT com

“If we are not here to help each other, then why are we here?”  David Alan Binder

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