I believe creation is a process, not an event. But as a person, I must feel myself a contributing, as well as the receiving, part of this process. I must feel myself a coworker with sources greater than myself, a co-creator in a human society which is by no means finished, and for which I am, in part, responsible. It is an obligation, as well as an opportunity, I feel, to pay back, in part, by my own efforts and my special gifts, the debt I owe to countless, unknown human beings, people whose thought and laborer, toil and suffering, have gone to make up, in part, the life I am now enjoying.
I believe that man’s fate lies in his own hands, that the evolution into higher forms of excellence in human relations is within man’s own power to direct. I contemplate the evolution of the infinite variety of beauty in our physical world. Then I consider