Our Own Worst Enemy

We live in a strange society. We champion individualism, yet we make it almost impossible to live alone. We crave spiritual fulfillment, yet we ridicule the faithful. We desire sexual freedom, yet we refuse to educate ourselves (and our children) about our bodies. We idolize the beginners mind, yet we systematically purge the youth of their curiosity from K-12. We give lip-service to equality, but practice meritocracy. We boast of our detachment from money, yet we chase it relentlessly. We think we’ve made progress, yet our problems are as old as dirt.