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.