The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:|
masses of people who could afford at least a trip to Margate, and a
good many who could afford a trip round the world, who are more
immovable than Aldgate pump. To others, who would move if they knew
how, travelling is surrounded with imaginary difficulties and terrors.
In short, the difficulty is not to fix people, but to root them up.
We keep repeating the silly proverb that a rolling stone gathers no
moss, as if moss were a desirable parasite. What we mean is that a
vagabond does not prosper. Even this is not true, if prosperity means
enjoyment as well as responsibility and money. The real misery of
vagabondage is the misery of having nothing to do and nowhere to go,
the misery of being derelict of God and Man, the misery of the idle,