I wish it was a world where we would burst in laughter when told
- that you can fight terror with war
- that wars are winnable
- that we lock animals for their lifetime in cages just for the pleasure of gazing at them
- that talking about one’s mistakes is the surest way to end one’s public career
- that one piece of paper given at birth determines most of our freedoms in life,
and it would not be a bitter smile, but a sincere, joyful burst of laughter, because these ideas would sound so extraordinarily absurd that it would be the only sincere answer.
And this world, we work hard not to create it, since our children know none of our curious axioms, and we train them and ourselves daily to erase this laughter.