“If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn down my formula in 1905”, stated Einstein. It’s impressive how the unquenchable thirst for vengeance and authority could drive humankind to unimaginable extremes. The bomb attack at Hiroshima and Nagasaki exemplifies it. What’s more impressive is the glimmer of hope which humankind still opts to hold onto and overcome the caused catastrophes.
In Japan, there’s an art called Kintsugi in which pottery is broken and then put back together with gold. Which is to say, where we’re headed is more important than where we are right now; the person we are becoming is more beautiful than the person we are now.