Beyond Benevolence and Malice?

You’ll have to go read what I wrote two days ago to know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m not going to bother catching you up. Anyway, I stated two days ago that this idea of directing benevolence far away and malice close by extends beyond benevolence and malice. And then the examples I gave were basically about benevolence and malice. So I figured I’d provide an example that isn’t.

I recently heard a story about a guy visiting the Grand Canyon. This guy was talking to an Arizona resident about the canyon and the resident stated she’d never been to the Grand Canyon. The guy was shocked that, living so close, she’d never seen the Grand Canyon. It is, after all, one of the wonders of the world. The guy then admitted that he could understand it because he’d never been to the Statue of Liberty, and he’s from New York. The girl, as it turned out, had been to the Statue of Liberty.

The moral of the story is, of course, to go see the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.

No really, the moral is to look closer. Go see cool things in your own state as well as going to see other cool wonders.