The light of other days

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.

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