Why do Americans value freedom? Is freedom an end in itself? Or do we value freedom so that we can seek our own ends - our own purpose for being - rather than being merely the means to others' ends?
To find a worthy purpose, we must first seek truth so that, in fulfilling our chosen purpose, we may increase the good in the world, however small our contribution.
Father Robert Sirico writes, "I am convinced that the pursuit of excellence sincerely undertaken, in even the most humble of legitimate occupations, is a way to encounter the whole truth of the universe "an inchoate search for God."