Just a short post about a saying I encountered today. It’s supposedly an old Greek proverb, but that might be bullshit. Any way, I think it’s useful because it illuminates so much of why the world seems so crazy today:
Societies grow great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never rest in.
A lot of the insanity you see each night on the news seems to come from the fact that much of Western civilization has forgotten this.