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The Maker of All Generations
Roger Segall
Roger Segall 1934 - 1996
Father of Five, Grandfather of One, Teacher.

Roger's life's theme:
"The unexamined life is not
worth living." Socrates

 Up till now, you are what we made you.  After all, you didn't, and couldn't choose your family, your faith, your nationality, your economic condition, your initial education.  All these conditions and values were, "imposed" on you by us - like it or not. So start your generation from there.  You cannot do otherwise.  If you try to start elsewhere, it will only be a false start.   But, start by challenging these very things given to you.  Challenge them fully, challenge them honestly.  Reject what you cannot accept.  Do all this, though, as you would to a wounded father, always with pious respect and due gratitude.  For you too, will make errors, you too, will be wounded.  You are not the only victims.  We were too.   Now that you have started, what can you contribute that will be new?  Only you will know, we cannot tell you.  Correspondingly, in your hearts, you must bear the burden of any failures.  Be not afraid though.  Later generations, if they are wise and fair, will be less concerned with your wealth and apparent successes.  They will judge you on how prudently you accepted your previous legacy, and then on  your courage to contribute something new of real value for later legacies.  If later legacies be blind to your contributions, and treat you unfairly, you might not receive your true merit.  Fear not, the Maker of all generations surely will remember.
 

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