One and All

by Michael Maciel

We affirm our values as to what is not only good for one but what is good for all.


The paradox is that what is good for one IS good for all, and what is good for all IS good for the one.

But…

If the one sacrifices herself to the all or the all sacrifices itself to the one, then neither can live. The two must remain entirely intact before both can benefit.


The all absolutely depends on the one, and the one absolutely depends on the all.

This is the paradox.

It’s the eternal juxtaposition of duty and destiny.