The world is naturally violent. Thunder storms, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and most recently, the tsunami have had an opportunity to shown the power of nature.
We (the people who inhabit this land) have gradually calmed it or held it at bay in many ways. It is a learning process. Significant events (the great Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Quake, for example) provide learning opportunities. What can we learn from this to help either prevent or minimize the next time? It is not a perfect process. We have not been able to anticipate all that can happen. We do need to spend time learning and planning (from events like the tsunami) or we will condemn ourselves to repeat the past.
I believe we need to be good learners. It should be a never ending process.
What have you learned today?