AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

10 August 2017

Trans-generational.


Society is an association of the dead, the living, and the unborn. This carries with it a precious hint as to the responsibility of future generations. It arises from love. And love directed toward what is unknown must arise from what is known. The future is not known, nor are the people who will inhabit it. But the past is known. And the dead, our dead, are still the objects of love and veneration. It is by expending on them some part of our care that we care also for the unborn, for we plant in our hearts the trans-generational view of society. It is our best guarantee that we will be moderate in our present appetites in the interest of those who are yet to be.

Roger Scruton

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