December 17, 2012
PSA: Today is National Rationalizing Solutions to Irrational Problems Day
We're going to hear and read a lot about, "Just what can be done?" in the next weeks and months.
I mean we all want to act? Shouldn't we act? Isn't action the correct thing here? Can't we put that Genie back in the bottle?
Its very good that we do think these things. It's what people do, they solve problems. The categorize, quantify, strategize, everything in order to try and prevent the very bad things that happened. The things we can't undo.
Can't we do better? Can't we punish ourselves for the lone lunatic in such a way that we prevent him from ever striking again and make the world right?
No, no we can't. But indeed we will try.