Just a thought.... we hover over our own destruction because it is one of the easiest things to attain. if you have the strength of mind it is also one of the easiest things to promise and to believe. it makes possible to believe in all sorts of things.....conspiracies have a way of turning on us, not that some weren't that way originally.
we aren't the stuff of books, but maybe we are and we don't(wont) know it till we break