We Do the Best We Can

Treat Each Other Better

... wisdom from Barach Obama in a recent interview by Ezra Klein [1]:

"My entire politics is premised on the fact that we are these tiny organisms on this little speck floating in the middle of space," Barack Obama told me, sitting in his office in Washington.

I was the one who had introduced the cosmic scale, asking how proof of alien life would change his politics. But Obama, in a philosophical mood, used the question to trace his view of humanity. "The differences we have on this planet are real," he said. "They're profound. And they cause enormous tragedy as well as joy. But we're just a bunch of humans with doubts and confusion. We do the best we can. And the best thing we can do is treat each other better, because we're all we got."

(cf Ambiguous Messy World (2021-05-29), ...) - ^z - 2021-06-11