||Many people have likened societies to machines that use people as production resources.
||That's a bad metaphor. I prefer to think of societies as a living organisms that are constantly growing, adapting, and changing.
||Really? Well, I think of American society as a toxic, dying organism. It has poisoned the planet and now it is poisoning itself.
||(pausing briefly while sipping a cold campari) We should be careful about the metaphors we use. They have a way of sharing not only our world views, but also the outcomes of our actions.