A Climate of Opinion

“All of us, by the decisions we make about how we live and work and travel and consume help to shape an environment. To think and act morally, to do what is right because it is right, influences others; it begins to create a climate of opinion; good, like evil, is infectious. We do not have to accept the unacceptable. The only thing that makes social or economic trends inevitable is the belief that they are. The unfolding drama of the twenty-first is one of which we are the co-writers of the script. It can be turned this way or that by collective consent. Our aim must be to settle for nothing else than an economic system that maximises human dignity. We must hand on to future generations a more gracious, less capricious and inequitable world.”

The Dignity of Difference, p. 74