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Be The Change

Action that has ethical value
The part of our nature that is still unfree remains a member of the organism of nature and of spirit. This part of our nature lives by imitating others or in obedience to their command. Only the part of our action that springs from our insight has ethical value in a true sense. POF 14.11

Be the change
Your life has ethical value when you live a life as an example of your ideals, then you are the change. This is Ethical Individualism. Gandhi rightly said "Be the change you want to see in the world" some years ago. Barrack Obama put it this way in Chicago, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek”.

We all face our own individual life situations and each day have an opportunity to “be the change” by 
originating out of our imaginations creative actions, even actions that until now never existed.

Add to the ethical life of humanity
All the ethical ideas of humanity originated at one time in single individuals. The ethical life of humanity is the sum-total of the imaginative ideas of free individuals. A collective cannot produce a single new idea. The innovative solutions to realize our ideals in life is our contribution to the already existing total of ethical ideas in the world.

“The history of moral life is not as the education of the human race by a transcendent God, but the gradual living out in practice of all concepts and ideas which spring from the moral imagination.” POF 14.12

Share your success
There are many social media opportunities, including this website, to share your success and inspire others. Your success can raise the aspirations of others towards a higher ideal, for what they feel strongly about.

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© Tom Last 2017