When God made the earth, He could have finished it – but He didn’t. He left it as raw material to tease us, to tantalize us, to set us thinking and experimenting and risking and adventuring, and in this we find our supreme interest in living. He gave us the challenge of raw materials not the satisfaction of perfect, finished things. He left the music unsung and the dramas unplayed and the poetry undreamed in order that men and women might not become bored, but engaged in stimulating, exciting, creative activities that keep them thinking, working, experimenting and experiencing all the joys and satisfactions of achievement.

  • A.A. Stockdale