David Brooks of the NYT on “Moral Vacuum”

BSC and Shambhala generally are interested in matters pertaining to cultivating kindness in society. This article, which references the president’s family, is not posted here to defame them. Rather the article provides an interesting look at how much effort it actually takes to block natural kindness from occurring.

An excerpt from the article: “I repeat this history because I don’t think moral obliviousness is built in a day. It takes generations to hammer ethical considerations out of a person’s mind and to replace them entirely with the ruthless logic of winning and losing; to take the normal human yearning to be good and replace it with a single-minded desire for material conquest; to take the normal human instinct for kindness and replace it with a law-of-the-jungle mentality.”

Read David Brook’s full article here (click here)

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