Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” (The Tower of Babel passage, Genesis 11:1–9)
Oh, this desire to grow higher,
to construct and fabricate,
to progress, and to amass…
But let us not miscalculate:
since a limitless accumulation sinks us all to devastation,
whereas the pillars of “success” are the cliffs of our distress.
(by Oleg Komlik)