Thursday, January 18, 2018

A nation waiting*


IN my first article this year, published on January 7, I focused on the role of a nation and its society, recognising that whilst there is beauty and goodness in life, we also have great misery, cruelty, accidents and disease.

Democratic society evolved to help us deal with the challenges inherent in the human condition by providing opportunity for individual empowerment and by creating the environment and infrastructure for ameliorating personal or communal tragedy.

“Therefore,” I said, “the quality of any nation can be measured by the opportunity it provides for individual development; the security as one pursues personal goals; and the support activated when we falter or are felled by accident, circumstances or personal tragedy.”

 

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