Friday, 25 September 2015

What is success in life?

"Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home

https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-and-church-history-student-study-guide/the-worldwide-church/president-david-o-mckay-no-other-success-can-compensate-for-failure-in-the-home?lang=eng

That statement, from a President of the CJCLDS - and often quoted since, is an example of the unique Christian perspective of Mormonism.

My conviction is that the statement is empirically true, and a nearly-always applicable generalization.

What a difference it would make to the world, if human life (including political life, law, work, education and so on) was organized on this basis! - on the assumption that this is the condition towards which we ought to be striving!