Clue: (n) a piece of evidence
“There is a way that seems right unto a man…”
Even people who are crazy do things that honor what they think is right. That’s why right is often so wrong. Right does not need to prove
that it has a universal quality–just be sensible to one person.
That’s why we have laws. We can’t have three-hundred-fifty-million interpretations of right in the United States and think that we’ll be able to function. Yet even though there are rules, regulations and guidelines, human beings still feel what they think–is right.
Then they spend their whole lives searching for clues to prove their conclusions.
The problem? It’s not difficult.
If you want to step out today and establish a case for white people being stupid, there’s enough data available on the subject to support your claim. It certainly won’t be impossible to gather clues.
If your goal is to assert that men are different from women, and women from men, you will absolutely be able to find adequate examples to undergird your proclamation. There will be clues.
So there has to be some other way to determine actual value and lasting quality other than running it through our own personal prejudices.
What might be the clue for that?
I think perhaps the greatest clue to help us understand life on Earth is that no creature gains supremacy–just opportunity.
Even though humans may be more intelligent than other creatures, these other members of the animal kingdom certainly have an edge on survival instinct. And since Earth runs on a delicate balance between survival and intelligence, then each one of us can take a clue from the cockroach.
The greatest clue in the Universe–we are welcome to participate, but not encouraged to control.