A duty is an obligation, and this may be moral or it may be legal. A jury has a duty to consider all of the facts involved before deciding the fate of someone who is on trial. A police officer has a duty to protect and serve the public. Those who shirk their duty are viewed as unreliable and untrustworthy, and this is not how you want to be seen. Everyone has a moral duty to be honest and to help others when possible.
If there can be such a thing as instinctual memory, the consciousness of land and water must lie deeper in the core of us than any knowledge of our fellow beings. We were bred of the earth before we were born of our mothers. Once born, we can live without our mothers or our fathers or any other kin or friend, or even human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shriveled in manâ€™s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men