Could we push a ‘reset button’ on our culture after coronavirus? (Opinion)
But for years, Jim has been warning that American society could be nearing a breaking point. He's seen "self interest, materialism on steroids to the point of a frenzy in this culture," Jim says.
And he's long wondered what, if anything, we could possible to about it.
"Unfortunately, to push a reset button, it's going to take some kind of a real calamity or tragedy," Jim says.
Jim always envisioned that happening in terms of an economic collapse — maybe something akin to another Great Depression.
But with the novel coronavirus threatening to kill — depending on what estimates you look at — dozens to hundreds of thousands of Americans, and with countries all over the world grappling with the same, Jim wonders if that day is here.
Do you think there's a chance, in whatever tragedy may come from the coronavirus pandemic, we may find an opportunity to grow as a culture? Or to get back to our core values?
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