What did our grandfathers try to teach us that we can’t seem to comprehend? Why is it that, with all the modern-day conveniences we have to make our lives more comfortable, we as a society are more depressed and unhappy than ever? Why can’t we seemMoreWhat did our grandfathers try to teach us that we can’t seem to comprehend? Why is it that, with all the modern-day conveniences we have to make our lives more comfortable, we as a society are more depressed and unhappy than ever?
Why can’t we seem to learn lessons from a history that has repeated itself since the beginning of civilization? Do we really think we are that special or immune from repeating these historical mistakes once again?Homo Sapiens: A Species Gone Ape chronicles the evolution—or, more accurately, the de-evolution—of modern-day society.
Having gone from the generation that did what it took to survive the Great Depression to a generation whose excuses for depression are depressing and pathetic, author Mark Gerszewski exposes this intellectual decline with wit, wisdom, and dark satire.The unprecedented economic prosperity that followed World War II, the baby boomers’ cultural revolution of the ’60s and the technology revolution that followed, put in place all the makings of a lethargic and dumbed-down society devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility and fiscal accountability. From the effects of coddling, political correctness, and lack of good old-fashioned, imaginative outdoor play on our children to the disasters that technological gadgets, saturation advertising, and the breakdown of the traditional family have unleashed on our teenagers, it’s no wonder adults turn out to be so self-absorbed, incapable of abstract thinking, and devoid of all common sense.
Not since Martin Luther (not King Jr.—the other guy) have so many grievances been posted so bluntly. And not since George Carlin have so many painful truths been so side-splittingly funny.