“Are there any alligators in this river?” asked the man in the water. “No, not a single one,” assured his friend who was standing near.
The swimmer was still disturbed. Again he asked: “If there are no alligators, what are those gray forms I see? Are you sure there are no alligators?”
“Certainly,” replied this newly made friend who was standing on the bank.
“There are no alligators down there. Those gray forms you see are sharks that have chased the alligators away.”
There is the tendency for persons nowadays to think that modern technology, education, psychology, medicine can solve all of our problems. So often, though, all we do is swap alligators for sharks.