The Problems of Prosperity and Advancement

In a world of unprecedented material prosperity and technological advancement, the biggest intellectual problem is not “hyper-rationalism”, but hyper-infantilism. The biggest moral problem is not greed and workaholism, but envy and parasitism.

The biggest aesthetic problem is not artistic laziness, but pseudo-artistic bustle. And the biggest spiritual problem is not the profane treatment of the sacred, but the sacred treatment of the profane.