It is much easier to kick a monument than it is to build one.
Whether it is the destruction of public or private property, the graffitiing of a building, or yet another burnt out car dumped on a roadside, vandalism has a constant place in our community.
Every town and every city is plagued by a small minority of people hell-bent on destroying what others have built.
For the people victimised, it is devastating and senseless.
They put years of hard work into creating something only for someone to disregard their effort and disrespect their work. But really it is not entirely surprising.
We live in a country focused on tearing people down, culling the tall poppies, and making sure people aren't too big for their boots.
Because it is easier to tear others down for trying, than open ourselves up to criticism.
With the advent of social media, it is only getting easier to be cruel to those who put themselves and their work out into the world.
And it is getting harder to avoid being overwhelmed by society's negativity.
Mistakes and missteps are no longer acceptable.
Instead, everyone is scrutinised and ruthlessly condemned.
In a world increasingly keen to pile on, it is easy to get caught up in the waves of often confected public outrage and criticism.
How do people get so deeply unhappy with themselves that they choose to get their kicks out of launching excoriating attacks on others? The meaner the tweet, post or comment, the more satisfaction these people seem to derive.
Their targets range from high-profile celebrities to the ordinary person on the street. No one is off limits. Their sole mission is to spread misery.
However, their actions have a similarly destructive impact. Too many people seem to have forgotten that it is nice to be nice.