Sunday, 10 October 2010
I was asked yesterday how old a friend's daughter was. As I wasn't absolutely sure I thought I'd just check her Facebook page. What I also noticed whilst there was one of her interests cited as Bob Marley's statement that "Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." It made me think. Now this young (20) lady was a ferociously intelligent child and is, I assume, still ferociously intelligent and I know that Facebook can be a pretty superficial medium of communication. On the other hand I know of at least one lady who announced her engagement to most of her (small) family using that medium. But I shall forget about Facebook and the young lady and concentrate of the quote. If one accepts that the statement is true - and I certainly don't - then it follows that she herself hurts everyone with whom she has social connections. It follows logically that if all people hurt you and you are a person then you must hurt all people. It's a simple syllogism. Please tell me that it's not true.