Sunday, July 25, 2010

To Agree or to Disagree, What a Question

We agree about the evil; it is about the good that we should tear each other's eyes out. We all admit that a lazy aristocracy is a bad thing. We should not by any means all admit that an active aristocracy would be a good thing. We all feel angry with an irreligious priesthood; but some of us would go mad with disgust at a really religious one. Everyone is indignant if our army is weak, including the people who would be even more indignant if it were strong. The social case is exactly the opposite of the medical case. We do not disagree, like doctors, about the precise nature of the illness, while agreeing about the nature of health. On the contrary, we all agree that England is unhealthy, but half of us would not look at her in what the other half would call blooming health.

-- "The Homelessness of Man," from G.K. Chesterton's book 'What's Wrong With the World'

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you are so good about dealing with issues as well and not being afraid to say it like it is. I also appreciate that like me as well, you speak the issue, without necessarily offering a solution, understanding that the solution isn't one that is necessarily easily found or agreed upon. You rock, Julie! Keep up the good work!!!