One of the reasons why “good men do nothing” is because they love their families more than they love humanity.
And can we blame them?
“What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
― George R.R. Martin
AlvinItchyCock: Its true about good men doing nothing but great men do something no matter what.
tastygoods: Its a real tricky situation but in a world where every “powerful man” has chosen fear, cowardice, and slavery at least one of us must truly fight for the greatest gift of all time, loving free will.
The record will write itself..
blue_limit1: If we didn’t already fear our neighbors, would we not have the same bond with them?
Maybe in smaller communities, your neighbor or the guy down the street was just as close to you as your brother?
I do see where you’re coming from though, in the current situation we’re in.
pby1000: We will all be tested soon.
Step2TheJep: Are you trying to come up with excuses for rampant apathy?
If so, there is no need to make excuses for it. It is just how humans are.
They claim to hold values and virtues, but most sit on their fat asses and don’t even try to improve themselves, let alone the world around them.
Just how it is.
George R. R. Martin
George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as George R. R. Martin, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. Wikipedia
Born: September 20, 1948 (age 69), Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Net worth: $15 million
Spouse: Parris McBride (m. 2011), Gale Burnick (m. 1975–1979)
Influenced by: J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Bernard Cornwell, MORE
- A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
- Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.
- Sleep is good, he said. And books are better.