Only not the end envisioned in Arthur C. Clarke’s remarkable sci-fi masterpiece.
Are these two alarming statistics related.? And if so, how?
Could it be that, besides the current slow agonizing death of the petrodollar which funds the military, the fact that today’s kids — medicated (like their parents) rather than self-actualized — are not capable enough to join the military might actually bring down the military, thus ending near continuous wars since this pugnacious nation was founded?
If that’s the case, then we don’t even need Clarke’s alien Overlords to shift what is happening on this planet. By the way, I just discovered that Childhood’s End was published in 1953, the same year that Peace Pilgrim began her mission and her message.
Here’s how Peace Pilgrim talked to college students. Note that her ability to focus on priorities began as a small child, when she decided “First things first.”
How many of our children are capable of her kind of extended, life-long, self-reflection? How many adults?
This entire video is well worth our time.