National Geographic : 1935 Jan
The Happy Medium That's Happy BETWEEN the frivolous night life of the luna moth and the humdrum existence of the working ant there is sharp contrast. For one there is a flitting, fluttering round of ex citement. A short, irresponsible life and a merry one, full of gorgeous display. For the other there is noth ing but slavery, years of labor without recreation. Nature has doomed these animal forms to prescribed, proscribed designs for living. There seems no choice. Man, however, need be neither moth nor ant. To enjoy some of the luxuries of life no family needs to ignore responsibilities. To meet its obliga tions, no family needs to forego all the pleasures of life. There is a happy medium, for the human race, between the precarious and the dull. There are ways of providing for the misfortunes that may come, and for the future, too. Those ways are the various forms of insurance-economic inventions which rival the mechanical in the labor they save, the worries they eliminate, the pleasures they make possible. Life and accident insurance make provision against the rainy days so that families may enjoy the sun shine of today. Life insurance, when carefully selected to fit the family needs and income, is a happy combination of insurance, thrift and invest ment. The same life policies which protect when protection is most necessary can provide an income in later life-an income that one cannot outlive. It is sensible for every family to consider from time to time the ways in which insurance might assist their plans and listen to the counsel of a man versed in insurance. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut. All forms of life, casualty and fire insurance.