Most of us, me included, think of choice as a good thing… and it is. To a degree. Sometimes. Now, even this mild criticism of choice may practically sound like sacrilege in a country like America that puts such a high value on freedom, independence, and individualism, but it’s important to dig into this deeper because it has a lot to do with why America is flying apart at the seams right now.
Your last paragraph is especially excellent, thank you, John. In my cube at work I had posted a quotation about barbarians because I would encounter many people who would spring forth into (my) world with no knowledge of what had come before them, just what they wanted/needed to have done for them, and how everything should be altered, now, and their ignorance and self-centeredness was stunning to me. Now its ubiquitous in Western civilization, just look at Britain and Canada as well as the U.S. Historically this doesn't end well, but the very people who need the wisdom most reject the lessons of the past. Except for some cheap "whataboutisms," your essay is unassailably true.
Excellent read, thanks!
That is the best article I have read in a very long time.
Now a day's they are lazy and think they know everything
You should be as concerned with the godless right which has made Trump their idol as you are the godless left.