"The good outnumber you and we always will." --Patton Oswalt

I got this from a facebook post and it was almost identical to what I was trying to tell my friend on the phone yesterday.  The good in this world overwhelms the bad by such extraordinary odds.  There is so much more goodness in each day and good people in the world than their are bad.  My heart aches with pain and sympathy for this unnecessary horror but I will keep in my heart Patton Oswalt's quote:  "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

Boston. horrible. 

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. 

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness. 

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago. 

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."


Glitterina said…
Oh, my. I have read about you in Hollye's blog, but had never read yours. So very glad I finally did. Adding it to my favorites (there were four, now there are five!). Thank you for this post and this marvelous quote. Putting up in my office and on my fridge at home. Absolutely, good will ALWAYS triumph.


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