Like the sensei said, we grab for what is there, but refuse to hold on. We (you and I, the USA, the World) all want peace, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. Why is it within our grasp, yet we won’t grab a hold?
Because we are heavily influenced by pleasure, power, abundance.
We take short cuts, we give people inappropriate breaks, we allow inexcusable exceptions, we get distracted, we put off until tomorrow what deep down we will never do.
And then we (mostly publicly) pretend to search our souls for answers.
I was a complete joke, and maybe still am. I confess here.