Compassion over power

The other day, I could see a host of ants gathering near the base of the garbage can coming from a nearby crack in the concrete.

My first reaction was to go grab a spray. Wisely, instead, I moved the garbage can 4 feet over and they magically went away. No food source, no ants.

Our first instinct can sometimes steer us towards violence. That’s is sort of what humans do, right? (Fight or flight.) There are more solutions than we can imagine if we just stop and think.

Indeed, it is truly easy to let power go to our heads.