"…there are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
In other words, we put so much emphasis on nations, governments, and civilizations, cultures, etc., but all of these will pass away in the end. In reality, it is each of us – you, me, regular not-so-ordinary people that will live eternal. Wouldn’t it be an AMAZING world if we treated one-another this way?!?