Tuesday, 4 October 2011

You cannot build on moving sands (Part 1 of 9)

While time runs only in one direction, human beings have the privilege of hesitating and zigzagging. Nobody can prevent you from destroying what you have built in the past.

You can do away with your possessions and reputation. You can neglect to use your talent and education. You can move forward or start from scratch.

Consistency becomes ethically relevant when it is anchored on fundamental virtues such as honesty and independence.

A man can be consistent with his best or worst actions; coherence with the former enhances his moral stature; loyalty to evil precipitates his demise.

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

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