High Ideals

“Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.  But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.”  Max Ehrmann

As I see it, to consistently “strive for high ideals” IS heroism.  We tend to lean toward defining heroism by results, but the person who jumps in the riptide to rescue a swimmer but drowns in the process is no less a hero than the one who accomplishes the task and survives – both had high ideals.  So it may be just playing with sentence structure, but I would eliminate the “and” between “high ideals” and “everywhere.”

Indeed, “many people strive for high ideals” and that, in large part, sustains us all.

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