The Demise of Humility in America Over the Last Half-Century

We are accustomed to seeing accounts of the decline in sexual morality among Americans, particularly as it has occurred over the last half-century.  This 20-minute video of a David Brooks’ talk chronicles a corollary decline – that of humility.  These two forms of decadence are two sides of the same coin.  They both reflect a turning away from God.  As Alexander Solzhenitsyn said of the Russia that fell into communism: “Men have forgotten God.”

Brooks is not giving an explicitly Christian talk, but you will notice in his many relevant statistics how great a toll our departure from Judeo-Christian norms has taken on our thinking and behavior.  May God help us.

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