plays on Broadway was Death Of A Salesman. I saw the play and watched the decay of its central figure, Willy Loman, a man whose personality and character eroded before one's eyes, supposedly because of the hollowness of a salesman's life. It was a searching play and a grim, even dismal, play. I knew what Arthur Miller, the playwright, was driving at, but as a salesman, I rejected--and I still reject--the belief that there was anything in Willy's profession that brought about his downfall. No, it was something else.
But before I explain my full meaning, let me state a few things simply. I believe in the active life. I believe in doing, in building, improving, trying to do better. I believe in change--change in institutions to improve them, change in manners to better them. I believe, finally, in selling--not just new products, but new ideas and new ways of looking at old things. I believe in new