It was beautiful out today, and in the afternoon Penny asked to look for bugs in the backyard. We spotted a big fat ant crawling on some rocks. “I’m gonna step on it,” she declared as she lifted her foot.
My contribution to the world today: Shifting “I’m gonna step on it” into “It’s just minding its own business, let’s leave it alone.”
One might argue that this is flawed logic, because ants are evil creatures that invade your home and eat your beloved peanut butter. But I consider that an exception case. Let’s start with thinking about what we’re extinguishing and why before doing so.