The Lion And The Gazelle

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle- when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” -Roger Bannister I see a morning in Africa resembling a morning in Washington — where one side must wake up with it’s feet on the ground running for its life with the other side believing that the strength of capitalism resides in the all-consuming premise of survival of the fittest (i.e., if you don’t fit you will not survive).

I see a morning in Africa resembling a morning in the Middle East, where the running feet on the ground literally don’t know if they will see that sun set.

I see a morning in Africa resembling a morning in the state of California — where voters are told to view the jobs held by “legal” aliens from across the border as threatening the employment prospects of the good citizens of that state. Nevermind that the majority of those jobs, as I understand it, are minimum wage, such as harvesting strawberries and working muck farms (jobs that the “good” citizens of California, as a rule, bypass).

I dream of a day when struggle, fear and competition, will be replaced with faith and cooperation — where a hand is extended to assist, rather than extended to dominate and consume. I dream of a day when running because the life style of a certain socio-economic class, perceived to be endangered, is a thing of the past.

The possibility and promise of such a day are not beyond the realm reality. We have looked up at the stars and made short trips into our solar system situated in an ever expanding universe. The mind of man is greater than the universe it calls home. Is it such a hard thing to take a lesson from a box Crayola crayons? There are 64 different colors boxed together in a tight environment yet getting along quite nicely. Each one contributing it’s part to create a beautiful rainbow at the end of which might really be a pot of gold.

May the rest of your life be the best of your life and as always

Have A Great Day!


About nobusysignal

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3 Responses to The Lion And The Gazelle

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