In my last post, We Do Our Best, I wrote about how we should remember that everyone is trying to do the best that they can . To approach life in a positive cooperative way. Sometimes, even when people are doing the best that they can, their efforts are destructive.
A practical example of this comes from the early 1800s in the tragic story of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. Dr Semmelweis worked in the maternity clinic of the Vienna General Hospital where there was an extraordinary level of "chid bed fever". 1 in 10 women giving birth in the clinic ended up not going home. The folklore around this story has women giving birth in the street outside the hospital in preference to going inside.