Thursday, 19 August 2010

Man is a social being. Real fulfilment for any person lies in service to his fellow men and women

A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement. This is how it starts and before you know where you are, you're a fully paid-up member of the rat-pack. The price is too high. It entails the loss of your dignity and human spirit.
Jimmy Reid (1932-2010)

This quote is from Jimmy's 1972 acceptance speach on his appointment as Rector of Glasgow University.  The full speach can be read here

Hat tip The Herald

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