The Way to a Better World
Many of the philosophers of the past, and the present, have dedicated countless hours, page after page of ideas and thoughts, to discern the ideal forms of government and society.
They all appear to have done so in vain.
Perhaps, instead of spending time constructing hierarchies and developing systems that are supposed to promote virtue and discourage vice, they should have taken that time to focus on becoming better people.
After all, their own self is the only thing a person really has any control over. So it follows that a nation of individuals who are trying to better themselves would become better as a whole.
But that puts the all the responsibility of the nation on every individual. The weight of the world on all of our shoulders.
Somehow, I don’t think people will go for that. It is far easier to count on others to be better, so we can get away with being bad.