1 thought on “Not a slogan for a conservative party”

  1. Posted 29/10/2017 at 14:37 | Permalink

    Margaret Thatcher said “They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.” Unfortunately this fundamental truth is all too often part quoted and out of context.

    I prefer to state the same thing as: ‘A society has no identity, other than the sum of its members’. Thus the only way to have a caring society is to have a society of caring individuals and if you have such a society, it will care regardless of the actions of government. Likewise, if the members of a society do not care, there is nothing that a government can bolt on that will create a caring society.

    The only way to bring about change in a society is to change its individual members.

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