“He had this idea. It was kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate… literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people’s lives. One day he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked out on that stage and sang. Somebody asked him why – He said, “The people, who are trying to make this world worse… are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.””
Will Smith as Dr. Robert Neville in “I am Legend”
Ah life’s too short for wasting
For ifs and might have been’s
Life’s too short for wondering if
You could have lived your dreams
And its way too short for loneliness
We don’t have to be
Now that we trust each other
Why don’t you stay with me?
Why don’t we share the darkness tonight
Make it warm and burning bright
The Saw Doctors – Share The Darkness
We think we’ve come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches, it’s all ancient history. And then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again.
Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek – TNG Episode 95: “The Drumhead”