Are You Going to Do It?

by buildingpharmabrands

Lincoln Steffens (April 1866 – August 1936) was a New York reporter, who launched a series of articles in McClure’s that would be later published in a book titled ‘The Shame of the Cities.’

Nothing is done. Everything in the

world remains to be done or done over.

The greatest picture is not yet painted,

the greatest play isn’t written,  the

greatest poem is unsung. There isn’t in

all the world a perfect railroad, nor a

good government, nor a sound law.

Physics, mathematics, and especially

the most advanced and exact of the

sciences, are being fundamentally

revised. Chemistry is just becoming a

science; psychology, economics, and

sociology are awaiting a Darwin, whose

work in turn is awaiting an Einstein.

If the rah-rah boys in our colleges

could be told this, they might not all be

specialists in football, parties, and

unearned degrees. They are not told it,

however; they are told to learn what is

known. This is nothing.

– Lincoln Steffens, 1931

What Lincoln Steffens wrote is as true today as it was in 1931.

Every word of it. Nothing is done. Everything awaits for

You to do It!

Are you going to do it?

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