22 November 2011

Citizens Need to Be Engaged: Americans and Ancient Romans

As Tacitus stated, his fellow citizens of Rome "understood the age of Nero . . . that even under bad emperors men can be great, and that a sense of duty and discretion, if backed by ability and energy, can reach that peak of honor that many have stormed by precipitous paths, winning fame, without serving country."  

If you are not helping your community to improve in meaningful ways, you need to re-evaluate what living a great life means.

Read more on societal engagement in ancient and modern times in this great blog post: http://www.themindroom.net/2011/09/agricola-v-society.html

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