Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quote #401, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #401...

"The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable."
-Napoleon I-

Note the last word... DURABLE. Can brute force make things happen? Of course. We see it every day in war, in dictatorships, in relationships, in parenting, at the workplace.

Things do happen out of force. But don't think for a second that there aren't ill feelings or anger or resentment that go right along with the required activity. And the minute there is a chance for bailout, reversal or escape, theres a good probability it will happen.

Force is usually a bad thing. Anytime someone is made to do somethig against their will, there might well be some consequences later on. A little kindness and understanding of the others views and some warmth may go a much longer way in relations with others.

That's my view...what say you?


Traveler said...

How does this statement comply to nature? Volcanoes are brute force yet they create new islands (very durable). Supernovas are brute force yet they create black holes (extremely durable).

People however are not capable of wielding brute force to create something durable. True :)

T.A. Smith said...

Traveler, that is a great point! Thank you for sharing!