Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time in the civilized world, the monarch and the public servants, who honoured their oath of allegiance, delivered to the people, freedom, justice, leisure and instruction.

By facilitating instruction and apprenticeship, the state encouraged each individual to develop special skills appropriate to the ascribed, natural or genetic abilities of that individual, to meet the many needs of the wider community. The pursuit of excellence in each department was a matter of honour, where self interest led to a duty of care towards fellow citizens and the overall success of that community.

Edmund Marriage – Golden Age Project 2004.