Good Ancestors?

02007-09-25 | Philosophy, World | 2 comments

Are we being good ancestors?
I was reminded, earlier this year, of an observation made by polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk. He said that the most important question we can ask of ourselves is, “are we being good ancestors?” …..In our work, in our policies, in our choices, in the alternatives that we open and those that we close, are we being good ancestors? Our actions, our lives have consequences, and we must realize that it is incumbent upon us to ask if the consequences we’re bringing about are desirable.
(Via Long Views)


  1. dave

    I know I’ve posted this before but here goes anyway:

    “We do not inherit the
    world from our ancestors,
    we borrow it from our children.”

    (Native American saying)

    Good food for thought.

  2. andar909

    hi, andar here, i just read your post. i like very much. agree to you, sir.


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