Why do we get so distracted about things we care about? For example, why aren’t sporks more of a thing? Look, I’m not saying I love sporks that much and clearly they have some flaws, but if we really spent time trying to improve sporks, we could really change the eating utensil landscape.
Now I know what you’re thinking: what do sporks have to do with avenues? Well I’m just here trying to think of an avenue for finding a way to properly implement sporks as a permanent silverware staple. And I know what else you’re thinking: aren’t there more important things to find solutions to than the spork? My response is: that’s reductive.
Obviously there are more important things going on: the president is just at 100 days into his presidency and there’s plenty to talk about there, France has just selected a far right nationalist to their runoff presidential election, the White House is going back on their promise to protect DREAMers from deportation, war with North Korea feels fairly imminent, the United States has escalated their military actions in Syria, a young Democrat almost flipped the sixth district of Georgia, the media continues to pat itself on the back for keeping an eye on Trump even though it still refuses to take into account its implications in his election, hell, American’s had to plan a march just to rally behind the value of Science!
But sporks, people. We need to work on sporks. Let’s sharpen their teeth and deepen their spoon parts. I bet in a few years, if we all really tried, sporks would make forks and spoons irrelevant, just like truth, and your most conscious efforts to make the world a better place. People, we need to focus on things we care about.
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