Saturday, October 01, 2005
Such A Man
I wanted to write this to remind people that in the end, in the very end, it is only decency that counts.True. In the post he defines decency by describing his grandfather's actions. SC&A ends by writing that he realized at his grandfather's funeral that his grandfather was a great man. Also true.
He writes that he saw dignity at his grandfather's funeral when others came to do what his grandfather had done for others.
Have we forgotten all this? Have we forgotten that we learn to respect ourselves by learning to respect others? Have we forgotten that human culture is what we make of it? Have we forgotten that human dignity is most of all elevated by our service to others? I hope not.
Paris Hilton just does not seem like an equivalent role model.
SC&A, the fact that you can remember bears testimony that you have tried to live up to his lessons. Otherwise you would not be able to bear the memory.
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