“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happinesses”. Ideals we continue to strive for even though we fall short.
Even as the ink was still wet as these words of the Declaration were penned, there was work to be done for all to experience their truth. While not perfectly fulfilled, then or now, these founding principles, referred to as self-evident truths, are what we strive to attain for ourselves and others.
Every day, every interaction, every age we have the opportunity to afford those we encounter with what is endowed by the Creator if we choose too, and we do not always make the best choices. Less than perfect choices yesterday and today, do not assure less than perfect choices tomorrow. Each encounter is a new opportunity in the pursuit.
The word “pursuit” suggests that the quest to plumb the full depths of these truths never reaches a state of attainment. Attainment is never guaranteed, but the pursuit of these truths in the guiding principle is the light on the path that we walk toward the unattainable attainment.
The breadth and depths of truth is infinite and probing truth is never exhausted. Exhausted as some may be, together let’s keep mining truth.