Eudaimonia

by Sydney Franklin


"If it were only that people have diversities of taste, that is reason enough for not attempting to shape them all after one model. But different persons also require different conditions for their spiritual development; and can no more exist healthily in the same moral, than all the variety of plants can exist in the same physical, atmosphere and climate. The same things which are helps to one person towards the cultivation of his higher nature, are hindrances to another... Unless there is a corresponding diversity in their modes of life, they neither obtain their faire share of happiness, nor grow up to the mental, moral, and aesthetic stature of which their nature is capable." - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Not all can flourish in the city. Some need the mountains. Some need the sea. But to grow at all into who we're meant to be, we need to experience diversity.