Mind over Matter is only part of the human reality. Circumstances, Health, Relationships, Opportunities (and genuine lack thereof) and I daresay “Providence” also need to be part of the equation. As noted in this NYTIMES Op-Ed: “equality, justice, truth and ethics” must compliment the American Dream. If everyone continues to buy into the self-empowered “Superman / Superwoman” ideology – that ever-present Nietzsche (1844-1900) concept – to the exclusion of other realities that comprise the human experience, will there be room for Love, Peace, for learning about others beyond the confines of our self-empowered “little worlds?”
Interested in this topic? Read Carl Cederstrom’s OP-Ed in today’s New York Times.
Also related: T. M. Luhrman on “The Anxious Americans”