Human society changes. Cultural metaphors change. Languages change. In terms of Buddhist belief everything changes. It is said that an unbiased look at everything will reveal the ultimate impermanence of every thing and every condition.
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!
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