Signs of the Times

Charles A. Wellsin an article in theDaily News, Troy, Ohio

Some people try to convince themselves that it doesn't matter to anyone else how they live, what they do. ... None of us live in such an airtight compartment. There are always others who are affected by what we do and say and who in turn influence our thoughts and moods. In every move we make, our hands touch other hands and the impulses we start are extended through those nearest to us and on to others in an endless radiation for good or evil.

To accept this inescapable responsibility of life, to use it for good, brings to life its greatest adventure, its greatest meaning. The sum total of our life influence can be simply tremendous, only a little of which we may see, for those we have touched pass on to others ... the vital impulses we have created.

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August 15, 1953

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