Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lot got lucky.

Sometimes you should shut up and run. A little bit of Lot will take you out of danger in certain situations. Logic and biblical discussions will get you nowhere in the face of a mob. When emotions are running high, it is not the time to engage in philosophical debate.

Protect your children in these situations. Advise them to shut up. Keep them out of volatile situations. It isn't hard to understand that certain situations create havoc. Jury verdicts, sports championships, and elections are examples of these types of situations. The truth is large cities are much more likely to have these types of chaotic happenings. Celebrations after Packer's Super Bowls don't end the same way the Heat winning the NBA championship do. If you live in a large city you can't ignore these issues. If you are the leader of your family, it is your responsibility to provide these protections.

I love the city for many reasons. I love the museums, the zoos, and the symphony (much to my family's chagrin). I love the scholarship and gathering of great minds. I love the athletics and the spectacle of tens of thousands of fans. I love the varieties of food. These things are great to take part in when societal issues aren't at fever pitch.

Chaos can still catch you. However, distance from these urban issues has been necessary since Lot.

3 comments:

  1. I agree with you. There are times that we have to turn away. It's like the old saying, "Don't talk about politics or religion at the dinner table".

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  2. stg58/Animal MotherJuly 17, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    I told my wife not to go into Austin the day after the Zimmerman verdict. You never know.

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    1. RLB gave me similar instructions, "if you are in town when the verdict comes in, get home."

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