Friday, July 22, 2011


The implicit aim of every person is to build a worthy character, to become a worthy human being in deed and word.

That intention is implicit, folded inside our souls, latent and waiting to be triggered into action by cultural stimulation, support and instruction, which is what educational institutions should provide: guidance on developing strengths of character (virtues) that define fully realized humanity.

Our moral imperative is to become the best that we can be. 

Although perfection will always elude us (like a will-o-the-wisp), our approach toward it should be steady, earnest, urgent and courageous: becoming who we are at our best.

Valedictory: “Go forth and make the best of yourself.”