What is progress?
May 9, 2011 2:28am CST
Progress means one's capacity to be useful and helpful to others. The more one can be helpful to others, the more progress will one be considered to be making in life. Wealth is a powerful attraction in life but I think it retards the progress if it becomes one's chief concern. Power is another attraction which drives a man mad. But by itself it retards the progress in as much as it has a tendency to deprive one of one's usefulness. Wealth and power, if they ae considered only as means to the end of one's being helpful to others, are an immense help for the progress of life. But the two are such dangerous friends that unless they are kept under effective control, they may take possession of the man and make use of him for their ends.