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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

False Estimate of Worth

False Estimate of Worth

Personal wealth is a hideous demon in the path of spiritual progress. It has placed the rich where the wise ought to have been in the conduct of public affairs, competition has given the low-minded, acquisitive, secretive organizations every facility for absorbing the greatest share of the good things of this life, and there is really no barrier in our present insane social condition to prevent these neglected and unscrupulous children of nature from pursuing the full bent of their mind, or stay the best things in this life from passing into the hands of the worst of men; even many of our rulers, standing on the pedestal of wealth, furnish the worst specimens of our race, and yet we honor them, while the generous, large-hearted, benevolent, well-balanced human being has to put up with the worst, if he has not to go about in absolute want and misery, passing out of this life forlorn and neglected.

Every attempt to patch up the present state of inequality must prove a failure, for so long as such pernicious practices prevail and mammon rules in mens hearts we can only shift the evil not destroy it as we ought.