“The family is the nucleus of civilization.”
- Ariel and Will Durant
Quote of the Day.
Yesterday’s post described how family should be the foundation of our life. Today’s quote takes that one step further and declares that family is the nucleus of civilization. It is the institution that is at the center of our society, determining the direction of mankind. Without family, the health of our society will suffer – and it is arguable that we are already seeing some of these ills today.
Family provides the support structure and moral grounding for our leaders. Family provides the principles that guide our children as they become adults. Family provides the motivation that drives our workforce.
Those are just a few examples, but it is impossible to discount the importance of family in our society when you consider its far-reaching effects. So while you are remembering to value your own family, don’t forget to support the institution of family!
About Ariel and Will Durant: Will Durant co-wrote The Story of Civilization with his wife, Ariel. This is a classic series of history books (11 volumes) first published in 1935. The couple was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.