Pick your battles

Sent by Jonathan Stark on December 8th, 2017

From world wars to “spaces vs tabs”, it seems like us humans are hardwired to fight.

What if fighting is a biological imperative, like breathing? The human equivalent of Newton’s “what goes up must come down”.

Maybe it’s true that humans are naturally predisposed to fight. I don’t know.

But even if we can’t suppress our will to fight, it seems to me that we can at least direct our energy toward things that are worth fighting for.

(Perhaps a beneficial side effect of doing so would be that we’d have less energy left over to bicker about issues of little consequence.)

Assuming we all have a limited amount of fight in us, what will you spend yours on?

Yours,

—J


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