Better or Better Off

Today's Maurin

The world would be better off, if people tried to become better.

And people would become better if they stopped trying to be better off.

For when everybody tries to become better off, nobody is better off.

But when everybody tries to become better, everybody is better off.

Everybody would be rich if nobody tried to be richer.

And nobody would be poor if everybody tried to be the poorest.

And everybody woiuld be what he ought to be if everybody tried to be what he wants the other fellow to be.