#164-1. Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours burn any brighter.
#164-2. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
#164-3. All of us have desires
Some small and some tall
We may not have it all together but
Together we can have it all
Too many people miss opportunities to improve their situation doing things that they can, wasting time instead in spoiling others’ prospects. Lighting someone else’s candle actually makes ours burn brighter.
At least once every decade we see examples of highly educated and economically well-placed people forgetting basic human values in their quest for more money, fame or power.
The antidote to this cannot come from regulation. It has to originate from moral and spiritual sources. That calls for a more inclusive, holistic perspective.