I have been accused of being somewhat cynical in terms of the human propensity for greed, selfishness and craving. While I recognize the ultimate impermanence of all things and conditions, my unbiased (biased?) look at human nature reveals to me that these propensities never change.
So, I went to the Pompeii exhibit at the Museum of Science Boston and while there are a few more “profound” ideas I plan to share in future posts, there was one thing I found strikingly humorous in terms of what it communicates about people and craving.
A set of loaded dice.
A two thousand-year old set of loaded dice.
This has been going on forever!