Good for the World
POETRY FORMAT, 17 Jul 2017
We have lived our lives by the assumption that
what was good for us would be good for the world.
We have been wrong.
We must change our lives so that
it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that
what is good for the world will be good for us.
And that requires that we make the effort to
know the world and learn what is good for it.
Wendell Erdman Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays. Wikipedia.
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