My favorite headline from the coverage of the East Coast Blackouts has to be from CNN.com, “Outage fails to generate crime spree.” Fails? Our wonderful outlook on human nature leaves us surprised and feeling unsucessful when millions of people actually do the responsible thing and not loot or pillage. So much so that the headline was not “NYC citizens behave properly” or “Police bored with polite New Yorkers.”
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
– Leonardo da Vinci