“All for each and each for all, but only on condition that each works with might and main to so maintain himself as not to be a burden to others.” – Theodore Roosevelt
These high principles of which we are aware are attainable. They are not an idealistic sham designed to draw men hopelessly up from the nasty, brutish and short life which rules in the absence of aspiration, rather, they are the tangible evidence of the invincible essence of our higher nature.
I am convinced that our higher nature is not the product of civilization. Our higher nature is intrinsic to our very being, if not to the particularized focus of the current of life which animates all humanity. As such, it need not be cultivated, but set free.
Humanity progresses by leaps and bounds when these high principles find expression through the minds, hearts and hands of men. Great civilizations rise quickly, fortunes are amassed and peace and prosperity are known whenever these virile principles are planted lovingly in the fecund field of circumstance for which we are presently responsible.
This cannot be done perfunctorily, it must be done with all the vim and vigor we can muster.
So let it be!