The Artdog Quote of the Week 

I long for an America where all of us agree these values are actually valuesmuch less of primary importance. It’s a far cry from what we currently seem to have, but there’s a way to make it happen.

One person alone can’t make the world work hard or look out for one another, but that one person can make sure that s/he works hard and looks out for others–and speaks up with approval and support when s/he sees others who do the same.

One person alone can’t make everyone believe that we’re all in this together or it’s better to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers than only to look out for ourselves. But that one person can try his/her best to embody those ideals–and also can seek out and link up with others who hold the same values, so they can be more effective together.

If I strive to do that, and you strive to do that, and our friends strive to do that, and their friends strive to do that, then pretty soon our community is actively supporting those values.

If our community comes to support those values actively, and other communities see us thrive because of our values, perhaps we can spread them farther and farther into the world.

It’s true one person can’t change the world . . . at least, not without lots of help.

IMAGE: Many thanks to Ozzy Amos’s Formidable Republican Opposition Facebook page, which produced this image, to Picture Quotes, where I first found it, and to former President Barack Obama, for saying it.