Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

What Are We Afraid of?

June 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Christopher L. Young

“History,” Stephen Dedalus noted, “is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”1 A sentiment to which many can relate. But we learn from the past so as not to repeat it. One lesson history teaches us is that “wealth is fleeting and fragile,” whereas virtue is an eternal possession.2 As attorneys, we are endowed with gifts that can lead to material wealth, but there is little virtue in keeping our gifts to ourselves. I encourage you to consider how your virtuous acts can create a better future — particularly for those most in need.

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