“Things”…are not weapons. While sitting on the table any item is only a thing. Firearm, knife, spear, ashtray …whatever. While sitting on the table, it is simply a thing.
Tools are things we pick up with a purpose or intent. A hammer is a thing until we pick it up and pound a nail, at which point it becomes a thing driven with purpose…a Tool.
If we pick up the hammer and our intent is to hit someone, rather than pound a nail, that hammer is still a tool. It is now a tool to hit someone instead of something…but it remains a tool.
Weapons are kept inside our head and are used to “drive” a tool with the intent of damaging a human.
Most people these days are computer literate. Let’s use a computer as an example:
Things are hardware. Without power and input, they are inanimate.
Weapons are the software that drive our hardware. Without this software, the hardware is simply a “thing”, collecting dust. The more software we install, the more weapons we have at our disposal.
EQUALLY, the more substandard software we remove, the FASTER we are able to access the useful.
The above information is in support of the following:
- The understanding that weapons (software) are held only in our head: Helps us to “update” our “software”. With this “update” we realize that any thing can become a tool whose purpose is to achieve the goal of our weapon.
- The realization that without “software” all “hardware” is useless: Aids in the understanding that to remove a “threat”, our targets software needs to be shut down in the most efficient manner available.