The hard life

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John F. Kennedy

At the time when the U.S. president said this the country was in a space race with Russia. There was a very real chance that they could beat the United States. This was Russia’s game and the president wanted to win so he said to Russia, “fuck you, we’re going to get there first!” I wish that he had said, “fuck you, go to the moon if you want to, we’re going to eradicate war and poverty.” He didn’t because as hard as going to the moon was, it seemed easier than taking care of each other.

This is a sad fact.

In reality, taking care of people is pretty fucking easy. That is no reason not to do it.

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