Chapter 11: New Society. Living the Good Life Together
Human society is the masterwork of the miracle that is the human being. From the Tree of Life we have plucked a fruit that is wonderfully fruitful. We can make of it what we will. Alas! It is a fruit that is marvellously corruptible. The forms of society’s corrupting are legion. ‘Society’ is a word. Society is an idea. Society is a fiction. We make society what it is. Society makes us what we are. It is the second body of our private mind. It is the first body of the public mind. It is a living thing, forming itself organically from moment to moment, growing, blossoming, flourishing, declining, decaying, multiplying, giving birth to lesser societies, consorting with other societies to give birth to new societies.
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