Human beings like to insist that there are reasons why things happen: the death of a child, the crash of an airplane, or random shootings. Nature teaches us otherwise. Life, however, is not devoid of purpose and meaning. The world keeps happening, in accordance with its rules; it’s up to us to make sense of it and give it value.
In 2010, Haitians burned to death ten witches.
Forty percent of Americans believe our species is less than ten thousand years old.
3% of Afghans have internet access. A 2010 poll found that 92% of Afghans had never heard of 9/11.