Every Contribution We Make Matters More Than We ThinkThe American constitution holds that
"All men are created equal",
"we hold these truths self evident."
What makes a truth self evident?
Something can only be true if :
it can be proven as a fact,
or if it works by sound logic.
We live on a planet rife with all forms of injustice, unfairness and chance.
The effects of these factors often appear to rip all meaning from the concept of equality.
The founders of the United States were theists.
They believed in a One God, and that such a god made all souls to be born equal.
Because of this, they believed all people should be treated equally in the new nation.
Clearly they knew it was an ideal, and believed it to be one worth striving for.
To the extent that we see inequality around us, we could ask ourselves;
To what degree are our constitution, judiciary, government and social institutions succeeding in assisting the goal of equality?
What would be required to unravel the knots created by corruption and decadence, by greed, hatred and ignorance?
How do we each contribute to the sum total of what we see around us?
If the whole is always greater than the sum of it's parts (and it always is)
does this not mean that every contribution we make matters more than we think?
hartfire 56-60, F 1 Response 2 Apr 24, 2012