What am I doing to project the light
Of wisdom in the world? What new insight
Have I discovered, what fresh view revealed
Or ancient truth recovered, long concealed?
Is not all this the business of my brain,
To learn and teach how to become more sane
And thus alleviate our ancient sin
In which, old scriptures claim, our lives begin?
I think the truth of that is otherwise:
We’re not born bad and surely must revise
The premise of our living in this world
To one that shows new virtues being unfurled
With progress and advance our destiny,
And godliness our source of liberty.