Monday, April 16, 2007

Humans resent the inevitable

~From Childhood's Endby Arthur C. Clarke, page 200:

"... Besides, no one of intelligence resents the inevitable."

That proposition, Jan reflected wryly, had never been fully accepted by mankind.

We resent the inevitable all the time, don't we? We loathe it. At least I do. It's sort of inevitable that we'll loathe it.

Of course, it's not so easy to know eactly what is and isn't inevitable, so it's only natural to resent something that may seem inevitable... it's like challenging it to not be inevitable, which is how you'll discover whether or not it truly is inevitable.



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