The Dying Edge

“To lose sight of the beauty of ideas
and of hope and opportunity,
and to frustrate the right to be needed,
is to be at the dying edge.
To be a part of a throwaway mentality
that discards goods and ideas,
that discards principles and law,
that discards persons and families,
is to be at the dying edge.
To be at the leading edge of consumption,
affluence, and instant gratification
is to be at the dying edge.
To ignore the dignity of work
and the elegance of simplicity,
and the essential responsibility of serving each other,
is to be at the dying edge.”

Max DePree

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