We live in a greedy little world
that teaches every little boy and girl
To earn as much as they can possibly
then turn around and
Spend it foolishly
We’ve created us a credit card mess
We spend the money that we don’t possess
Our religion is to go and blow it all
So it’s shoppin’ every Sunday at the mall
All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store
Instead of either running from the problem or trying to mend it, why not make the most of it? Just look what we’ve got here!
What does this say about the kind of people that we are? It is not just me. Each of us is a creative hub of consciousness, each has a soul, no one has more than one. All have been endowed by the creator with an inalienable and inviolable mind-space of their own.
The idea that everyone is equally special in this way is extraordinarily potent — psychologically, ethically and politically.
And from the beginning, it will have transformed human relationships, encouraging new levels of mutual respect, and greatly increasing the value each person puts on their own and others’ lives. …the beginning of humanity’s interest in the human project, a concern with humanity’s past and humanity’s future.