One of the saddest lines in the world is, 'Oh come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those ...
When you are through improving yourself, you are out of the game. You learn until your last breath.
If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.