Today, I came across two quotes which speak about the decline in community-mindedness and the challenges it creates. To all of my 4 readers, your challenge is to guess who said them and when:
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour.
We have come across a very different age from any that preceded us… Yesterday, and ever since history began, men were related to one another as individuals… All over the [country], people are coming to feel they ave no control over the course of their affairs. Today, the everyday relationships of men are largely with great impersonal concerns, with organizations, not with other individual men. Now this is nothing short of a new social age, a new era of human relationships, a new stage-setting for the drama of life.
The prize is a hearty virtual handshake.