From Bertrand Russell (1975):
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life;
the longing for love,
the search for knowledge,
and an unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
These passions, like the great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course,
over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. . . .
This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found.
From me (2017):
May we step into 2018 with the courage to live a moral life, and the willingness to support others to do the same.
May we use our energy and abilities for the greater good.
May 'busy' come to mean connected.
Please, may enough of us exercise discernment and choice, and may we recognize choice as a moral responsibility - a gift that carries with it the duty to support those who suffer.
May we embrace difference
make conscious decisions about what is tolerable
May we act TOGETHER on what is intolerable.
May we stop wrecking the planet
Step into 2018 wide awake!
Make it so . . .