“I see that mankind still survives after all its attempts to destroy itself and so I surmise that it is the law of love that rules mankind.”- David Richo
There are several things in this quote that resonate with me. "Mankind still survives," speaks to our existence as a species. "Attempts to destroy itself," speaks to our violent nature. "Law of love," is the exception that ensures the survival of our species. Procreation is necessary to the survival of any species. Many of us were not conceived in love. We were conceived in confusion, fear, and doubt. This is just one of the reasons, we have a violent nature. Our environments were breeding grounds that instilled insecurity and hate towards ourselves and others. But, the exception to the rule was the "law of love." The law of love is the ability to love in spite of our innate nature and our environment. It is when you look at yourself in the mirror and surmise that you will be better than the previous generation. It is when you look at your neighborhood and make up your mind that you will be an asset to your community instead of a detriment. Wake up everyday and surmise that today will be better than yesterday. Surmise that you will be a better you today than you were yesterday.