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Magnificent ruins

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It’s not easy to be left wondering why. Racking your mind to find the reason something fell apart. Like a magnificent civilisation that crumbled into pieces and all that is left behind is the ruins we visit, as a sign of our glorious past.

We don’t seem to learn from history. And we keep repeating the same mistakes.

Because we somehow believe that this time things will be different. That we deserve better and we hope we’ve found it.

We forgive too easily because we long for something better.

We expect too much, because we are willing to offer more.

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21 thoughts on “Magnificent ruins

  1. It’s an old question – and we keep asking it: why can’t we learn from history? I like your positive slant at the end.

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  2. Well done. I love the last line.

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  3. When we have nothing, we can dream. When our expectations fail, we demand.

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  4. You got to the nub of the issue there.

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  5. Alas, this is true.

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  6. Humanity, the things we do best are our worse. Well told.

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  7. You have a lot more faith in humanity than I do. I think it keeps happening for much more selfish reasons.

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  8. A lot of truth in this story, well done.

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  9. Loved the last line

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  10. I’m learning not to expect much at all from our leaders… Nice reflection.

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