Consider Western Civilization With Me For A Moment
I feel privileged.
I invite you to consider the reality of Western Civilization for the space of three to ten in and out breaths. Just sit and consider the following:
I am surrounded by the most beautiful music ever written in every culture;
By the greatest books and teachers of the ages;
By the accumulated wisdom of a dozen successful societies infused into the society I inhabit.
I am surrounded by a culture distinguished by continual and constantly increasing
- invention in the arts,
- innovation in the sciences,
- and practical applications in medicine, agriculture, technology.