Utopia – dystopia. Civilisation – barbarism. Progress – retrogression.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men were created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
– from the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson
What happened to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? They were replaced by intolerance, prejudice, hate…inequality, indifference, cruelty, inhumanity…by just getting by, just making ends meet, merely surviving.
Giving a damn is civilised. Making a difference is civilised. Random acts of kindness are civilised. Paying it forward is civilised.
The world is too small for any but two types of people – those who need help, who really need it; and those who help, who really help. Which type are you?
Demonstrate your civilisation.