Things are getting better…or are they?

Who could deny that it’s good news that the battle against poverty and disease is being won? Thank God that at last the end is in sight (still decades away) when no one will go hungry or die unnecessarily through lack of basic health care. See this article in the NYT by Jeffrey Sacks or check out the stats at gapminder.org. And yet look at the rich healthy West: eating ourselves to death, worrying ourselves to death, amusing ourselves to death… Health and wealth do not bring either wisdom or meaning to life and are a poor substitute for what humans are made for.


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