I’ve been re-reading Chris Lowney’s excellent Heroic Living. This passage caught my attention:
We in the developed world have failed to make ourselves any happier or more fulfilled than we were decades ago. We don’t have the satisfaction we crave, yet we are too shortsighted to notice that the road we’re traveling won’t get us there.
Once we lift our heads high enough to take in a bird’s-eye view of our culture, we, the world’s prosperous, start to seem like a convoy of anxious drivers lost together on a foggy road, carrying on and hoping we’ll soon pop out into sunshine.
Unfortunately, we’re not driving toward fulfillment; we’re driving ourselves nuts.