In accessing society, the crisis of the day is only relevant tactically.

We live a very long time, however, so it’s important to think strategically as well.

In the long run, it’s not the absolute displacement of society that’s relevant, but the derivative with respect to time, as well as the second derivative, with the dependent variable being “civilized behavior.”

The crisis of the day will come and go, but the information it gives you about the health of society is worth hanging on to.

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