We are social animals. We have chosen to live in society because we are used to commmon comforts. Whether we believe in Hobbews theory or the theory of divine originofkings or the social contract theory f
locke, one thing is evident. We can't do without social structure and governance of some sort. as a wag has observed, democracy may not be thebest form 0f governemnt but show me a better form. so we make do with the lesser evil.same holds good for our living.We are here and whther we are here bychoice or compulsion, it matters little. wisdom, or commonsense if you will, decrees that we ake the best out of the bargain. that is where balanced living comes in.
that governemnt is best which governs least. we can go astep further and say that society is best which needs the least laws. It imlies tha the work ethic and the property ethic and thesocial ethic and the familial ethic are so ngrained in the people that they do not stray. Am I talking of an El Dorado? yes, and it is within our reach if only we make determined efforts.there is an easy way to ensure all thjis. Where responsibility is concerned let us go the whole hog. Where ownership is concerned, let ussee ourselves as temporary trustees, doing thebidding of the absent landlord or landlady if you wish.If you are religiously inclined the ownership rests with God. if you are a socialist at heart, say the community owns it. The atttitude is what matters.
Such an attitude ensures that we optimize our energies and manage to be blessed with the bounty of both worlds.A tall claim, no doubt, but one that cries for testing.