People always tempt fate. The owner of the pit bull dogs that killed a woman who went out for a walk this weekend was tempting fate by keeping those dogs. I know pit bull owners will rail at this, but that is one breed of dog we can do with out. They are just following their nature. They were bred for aggressiveness and it is just what they will eventually practice. Of course the owners ignore reality and don't educate themselves on these dangers. Disaster is the result.
The same thing is going on now with the American public and gasoline prices. They would vote against President Obama because prices are skyrocketing. Once again people are not educating themselves about the true cost of gasoline. Add the costs of wars, pollution, climate change and other health factors and that gallon of gas costs double what you think it does. But, many will insist on keeping the price low while the rest of the world seeks alternative fuels. Just like the owner of the pit bulls, disaster will strike us.
I wonder sometimes if we are less educated today than we were fifty years ago. Probably not. Overall many people are more educated than ever, but many don't seem to understand cause and effect.
"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom in not putting it in a fruit salad.".......unknown