On Dignity and Morality

Lost without a moral compass“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

To make this a living force and bring it to clear consciousness is perhaps the foremost task of education.

The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.”
-Albert Einstein

Where to now?

In the end, we all must find our own way. Without a moral compass, we are lost.

 

On Sympathy and Human Connection

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“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other— above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”

– Albert Einstein

No man is an island. Solitude does not remove us from our connection and obligation to our fellow sojourners – past, present and future.

On Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle

The power of human destructiveness

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“It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man”
-Albert Einstein

The dangers of Plutonium-239 pale to the boundless capacity of human beings to turn it into pure destruction.