“Remember that life's length is not measured by its hours and days, but by that which we have done therein. A useless life is short if it lasts a century. There are greater and better things in us all, if we would find them out. There will always be in this world - wrongs. No wrong is really successful. The day will come when light and truth and the just and the good shall be victorious and wrong as evil will be no more forever.”—Walter Breuning, Oldest Living Man (114 years), USA
Convoluted Life Spans
The life span of a butterfly is at most a year. It baffles the mind that such incrediblly beautiful creatures, who endure being suspended and wrapped in a confining space, grace us for such a short period. Examples such as this are prevalent in the animal kingdom. If that is the nature of the beast, then we must accept its laws. What is difficult for me to swallow is that there are inherently evil creatures among the human race that outlive the good, poisoning our atmosphere and creating chaos. We barely have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty before it withers away, yet must be endlessly exposed to the hatred, violence, and ignorance of so many individuals. Where is the logic in that? It should be survival of goodness and beauty, not the fittest.
If I ever do meet my maker, the first question I will ask is: What on earth were you thinking?