Stop me if you’ve heard this one: What a world we live in.
Speaking as a seasoned, schooled, marginally flawed member of the human race, I have of late been watching the movements of humanity with worried, widened eyes. This was not by choice, really. Recent, domain-shifting global crises and changes in our behavior as a people have demanded some navel-gazing.
What I noticed with this increased scrutiny was dizzying: Contemporary humanity is grizzled, tenuously held together. We are infighting at maximum volume. Violence persists. Epidemics once thought dead have effortlessly risen from the grave. The concept of acceptance has been gradually eclipsed by intolerance. “Social media” has ironically mutated into the most anti-social of spaces: Once lauded as a magical tool of globalism and the sharing of ideas, it has bred bullying and divisiveness, and has seen humanity fire out sharp-tongued words so devastating and massive in volume that it can no longer be measured, or contained.