Well, nobody's going to force you to read these. Here goes (writing from Vilnius, Lithuania):
- There are two kinds of people in the world: people who think there are two kinds of people in the world and people who don't. Which do you think is the more dangerous type?
- It's not hard to solve many of the biggest problems faced by humanity. You just have to get the rich and powerful to give up a bunch of their wealth and power.
- Our so-called leaders have utterly failed us (consider: we are causing massive climate change; 50,000,000 Americans are without medical insurance; the disaster in Iraq; people still dying of malaria and TB, etc.). I am not sure I could have done any better, but at least we should be honest enough with ourselves to admit this much.
But allow me to close with my favorite painting from the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, by Aija Zarina titled My Mates: