August 24th, 2012 → 6:00 am @ // No Comments

“We have seen the best of our time.” – King Lear

A friend emailed me the other day asking if I thought the world was on the decline; if morals had been abandoned by politicians, if the current generation was excessively lazy, if entrepreneurs and businesspeople were unconscionably conniving.  I don’t know, but the fear that we are on the decline appears to be a repeated one throughout history.  Every generation seems to think the next one is lazier, the politicians even worse, etc.  I know they are from his plays, but Shakespeare repeatedly has characters saying that this is it, but was it?  We have a lot of problems in this world, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not so narcissistic to think MY time is the pinnacle.

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