Where Do We Go From Here

Posted on 02 Feb 2021 by Steve Markham

The Morning Brew recommended MLK’s Where Do We Go From Here in their Thursday, January 14th, Brew’s Bookshelf. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have listened to I Have a Dream, and I’ve read transcripts of several other speeches, but I’ve never read any long-form stuff from him. Very easy to read, and good ideas (though I’m probably biased to like them).

I copied many, many quotes from the book into my journal, but my favorite is this:

Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external. We have allowed the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live. So much of modern life can be summarized in that suggestive phrase of Thoreau: “Improved means to an unimproved end.”

I also like:

One of the best proofs that reality hinges on moral foundations is the fact that when men and governments work devotedly for the good of others, they achieve their own enrichment in the process.

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