What is the Answer?
What is the answer for us? The creative instincts, the love force must be nourished with every beat of our hearts until they over-balance the destructive instincts. And this cannot be accomplished by any great legislation. It will be the sum of the little people's feeling. Good will toward men, that is the answer. Every mother and every father has the future life of the world in control. We have got to stop lining up as Fascists, Communists, Laborites, Gentiles, Jews, Negroes, and Whites. Somehow, by some divine light, we have got to see ourselves as people, one and all.
Our children learn from us. This is a solemn and terrible responsibility. They learn from what we say and from what we do not say.
From Book of Stillmeadow, December.