A More Purposeful Union
As the three currents merge into River of America, the dawn of a more purposeful union is underway. From the first stirrings of a nation to a country navigating the choppy waters of accelerated growth to the regulatory state of today, we are ushering in the Age of Natural Capitalism where conservation has a purpose and capitalism a heart.
At that intersection is the notion of building equity. My parents instilled in me a simple truth — the two greatest joys in life are the tilling of the land and the cultivation of character. One anchors us, and the other elevates us. For centuries, we have understood the tilling the land, but we have only faintly grasped how the cultivating of character deepens the soil of the mind and spirit.
Within each of us is character. Under all is the land. And like a river that drops out of sight for a while, only to re-emerge greater and stronger, so it will be with America — and our world.