Talking to a brick wall

I read this story some time ago, here. It isn’t new, it happened some years ago, but I couldn’t help writing it.

A man, named Morris Fishbein, had been 60 years going to pray every day to the Wailing Wall. CNN sent its journalist Rebecca Smith to interview him:

wailing wall
picture by Dainis Matisons

Rebecca Smith: “60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?”

Morris Fishbein: “I pray for peace between the Christians, the Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop. I pray for all our children to grow up safely, as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.”

R.S.: “How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”

M.F.: “Like I’m talking to a brick wall.”

Well, I don’t know if this is a real story or another urban legend, there are many of them wandering around, and more since internet is a very good mean to make them to grow and run quickly.

Anyway, true or false, the moral of the story is clear. If you want to do something to get a better world, you’ll have to do some real thing: read, get knowledge and spread it, join an activist group, take part in demonstrations, take part in escraches, burn a bank… but stop doing something so odd like to talk to a brick wall or some figurine.


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