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Wall Street And The Serengeti

On the one hand, there is a remarkable beauty in watching one entity blend into the environment of a different entity. On the other hand, there is less to be appreciated about assimilation if it results in the destruction, disappearance, or utter annihilation of that entity. In the world of nature, on one hand, one considers that, of necessity, the sheer essence of 'survival' is largely at play. On the other hand, in the sociological world of mankind, the blending or assimilation becomes not an 'instinct to survive tool', but rather a remarkable 'melting pot' for advancement in human development. Whether wall street or boxing ring, we compete and fight to the finish; but we never eat each other; (Well, except for the Holyfield-Tyson fight). On the one hand, there is exhilarating satisfaction to be found when we observe camouflaging in the rain forest or in the kingdom of the wild. But on the other hand, except for the camouflaged soldiers at war, in communities of the civilized, we take exception to those choosing to wear masks or appear to be something they are not. There is a distinctly different expectation and purpose that require the maintenance and maturity of character. On the one hand, in a civilized society, when such expectancy fails, the lines of demarcation are drawn and defended. On the other hand, in The Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya, no one is expected to protect the wildebeests and Zebras from the alligators and crocodiles. There, it is the natural state of things; lines are not drawn and neither required nor desired. 08062017TGPSContest, Late Summer Standard, Brian Strand

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Date: 8/9/2017 10:23:00 PM
I agree, Curtis; beautifully penned.
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