When you consider that it took plants untold millions of years to evolve the beauty of flowers, the sad state of human moral development becomes tinged with hope. We can find comfort in the words of William H. Murdy:
"In large measure, our personalities are determined by a collective consciousness which we can contribute to and which is itself evolving."
Just as plants turned part of themselves into flowers, we might someday make our collective consciousness truly beautiful. Not only that, if Murdy is right, you and I can contribute to the change.
Every word and deed trembles through the strands of civilization.