to my mind, the only failure is to not have tried at all
the attempt to accomplish is a victory in and of itself
pushing the envelope, raising awareness, challenging authority and raising the bar are all measurable success
and history, social progress, scientific advances are all a series of steps
one generation upon another
in a series of individuals who each contributes a part to the whole
the whole being more than the sum of the parts, naturally
live to fight another day
as long as there is life, there are do overs
and the means to address the social injustice exist in many forms.
princess bride is one of the best movies ever!
Our sense of morality is innate and I think can be quantified and measured.
Morality is a complex equation:
Childhood is a critical time when we learn from our parents and peers what is acceptable behaviour and what is not.
The boundary between moral and immoral conduct are the transgressions of our childhoods – significantly, children with pets better learned not harming other living beings – but more, the actions we regret from childhood when we didn’t know any better because our understanding of the world was limited to our experience of the world, with no consideration that we are impacting the world and others.