The Tragedy Of Modern Man

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Vaclev Havel (1988) wrote, "The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less" (p. 237). I agree with Havel to a point on this matter. Do I attribute it to ALL of modern man? No, but I believe that a large majority can be lumped into this category. And I hate to say it, but I believe a lot of Christians fit into this grouping as well. I think we are ever increasingly reverting or converting into a Babylonian-like society. Our country and the people in it have become very self-focused (I am), into beauty, youth, intelligence, overindulgence, power, and pleasure. I truly believe what this boils down to is human beings base most of their decisions on a pleasure principle. I believe Sigmund Freud coined this phrase. What it means is that a person will, by instinct, seek pleasure and avoid pain at all costs. It is a psychological thing, but I also think it might play into a survivalist mentality as well. Most people want to choose the easy way or easy route instead of putting in the effort t...
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