“Reflecting on America, it needs a culture that pushes us beyond self. The vulnerable need more than jails and yet another educational initiative that explains for the millionth time what every sentient human knows: drugs are harmful. Millions of people seem to have yielded to nihilism, believing that existence is pointless or, alternatively, too heavy a burden to carry. Pharmacological escape and its risks do not weigh heavily on their minds. America needs insistence voices informed by an overarching morality. My dad’s rules carried the bite of right or wrong. Simply stated, we all need to look beyond ourselves. Not to the pop psychology of victimhood. Nor to the ceaseless marketing messages that compare our lives with some glorious alternative.” Couldn’t agree more.