|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
"Here, steady a bit!" said the man at the gate,
gravely stretching his arm over and catching him
by the sleeve. "Somebody's been trying to get at
you. Hallo! what's this rig you've got on? Storm
canvas, by George!" He had a big laugh.
"Well, you ARE a character!"
Captain Hagberd jerked himself free, and began
to back away shrinkingly. "For the present," he
muttered, in a crestfallen tone.
"What's the matter with him?" The stranger
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from De Profundis by Oscar Wilde:
through. And I have to get it all out of myself. Neither
religion, morality, nor reason can help me at all.
Morality does not help me. I am a born antinomian. I am one of
those who are made for exceptions, not for laws. But while I see
that there is nothing wrong in what one does, I see that there is
something wrong in what one becomes. It is well to have learned
Religion does not help me. The faith that others give to what is
unseen, I give to what one can touch, and look at. My gods dwell
in temples made with hands; and within the circle of actual
experience is my creed made perfect and complete: too complete, it
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde:
night's unclean lodging. Each member of the society will share in
the general prosperity and happiness of the society, and if a frost
comes no one will practically be anything the worse.
Upon the other hand, Socialism itself will be of value simply
because it will lead to Individualism.
Socialism, Communism, or whatever one chooses to call it, by
converting private property into public wealth, and substituting
co-operation for competition, will restore society to its proper
condition of a thoroughly healthy organism, and insure the material
well-being of each member of the community. It will, in fact, give
Life its proper basis and its proper environment. But for the full