The only laws that are kept are those of Nature.
Nature is judge, jury, and executioner.
Nature giveth and Nature taketh.
Nature sees no man, woman, elder, or child as innocent or guilty.
There is no cheating it. There is no paying it off. There is no plea. There is only success and failure.
Try as any living organism might, he/she/it will never overcome Nature in regards to brute force and disrespect.
No, the only way to live is with respect.
Our ancestors knew that – and we should too.
Time and patience are the allies of Nature.
And they are also the two most difficult things for us, as living, breathing, thinking organisms to heed.
We can do it – I believe in us – but we must believe in us, too.