Monsieur the Mayor did good works, and his good works beget good works, minimizing costs and raising the standards of living all around. His acts of kindness worked their way through his relational and generational grid: His relational coordinate in that everyone whom he contacted while he was alive was buoyed, and his generational coordinate as he laid a foundation for future people to stand on. The wave of his works was felt all the way to the capital since the cost of collecting the taxes in his city was decreased. There was less grief to deal with all the way around, and more prosperity.
It is the same theme of interconnectedness. In direct opposition to American individualism and isolationist ideas, where the personal lives of politicians are inconsequential, and where there is such a thing as a victimless crime. As if we don’t harm anyone unless we harm them directly. So what of these situations?
1. What of the parent who neglects to teach responsibility and love and respect for authority? What future have they set for their child and those impacted by their child’s choices?
2. What of the sexually promiscuous who devalue monogamy and spread disease and tie people together with empty intimacy that sticks with them for life?
3. What of the man who steals by cheating on his income tax, whittling away his own integrity, and leaning on others to pay his share?
4. What of the angry driver who is impatient with others on the road and sends angry messages by his rude manner?
5. What of the person who indulges in drugs or pornography? Is their crime really victimless even though their actions rely on other people and take them to a place of withdraw, dependency, and non-productivity?
Can anyone really argue sanely that anyone’s choices don’t affect their grid?