the populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard and pure antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes. but the law of consciousness abides. there are two confessionals, in one or the other of which we must be shriven. you may fulfill your round of duties by clearing yourself in the direct, or in the reflex way. consider whether you have satisfied your relations to neighbor, citizen, state, dog, cat, nature; whether any of these can upbraid you. but i may also neglect this reflex standard, and absolve me to myself. i have my own stern claims and perfect circle. it denies the name of duty to many offices that are called duties. there can be no good where there is no passion.

how do we unite a country that has been so fractured by its past? well, the first thing we need to do is to look at ourselves. and identify our strengths and weakness to best discern what we can contribute to society. in other words you need to find what you are passionate about and once you have found it master it. thereafter, give the best for the welfare of man. we can never be happy unless we do our best work. let us inspire ourselves to inspire others.

we bring joy to many when we do and share what we love. it will do us no good as a species when you cuddle up in your own corner, which is what the mass of men do. a family, a home, a petty occupation is no short of a conservative life. let us be bold in what we do, when you are your best you embody truth. let us take more risks knowing that it will not only transform ourselves but the mass of man. life is nothing but a service.

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