Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This I Believe

The man who is self-reliant says ever: "No one can realize my possibilities for me, but me; no one can make
me good or evil but myself." He works out his own salvation,--financially, socially, mentally, physically, and
morally. Life is an individual problem that man must solve for himself. Nature accepts no vicarious sacrifice,
no vicarious service. Nature never recognizes a proxy vote. She has nothing to do with middle-men,--she
deals only with the individual. Nature is constantly seeking to show man that he is his own best friend, or his
own worst enemy. Nature gives man the option on which he will be to himself