At the base of The Statue of Liberty, there is a bronze plaque that in part reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”
That famous line is a snippet from a poem entitled The New Colossus, written by the social activist Emma Lazarus three years before the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in the New York harbor.
The statue itself was the idea of a Frenchman, Edouard Laboulay, to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. One early draft of the statue had Lady Liberty holding broken shackles in her hand. The shackles are now located at her feet, and are barely visible unless you are very high up (by helicopter, for example).
The parts of Lazarus’ poem that at one point in our history had brought hope to the more than 23 million immigrants seeking asylum and the chance for a better life in America, today still stand as a pillar of our country’s ethos.
Pillars are important. They hold up countries, buildings, companies, families, and individuals.
Pillars define the structures from which we move forward in life.
The pillars which support PS Audio are grounded in our beliefs of serving the customer and the music. Of operating ethically and generously. Of building products we are proud of. Of fostering and supporting a community of like-minded people. Of being good stewards of the Earth. Of making a positive difference.
What are your pillars?