Tytler Update November 13, 2012Posted by geoff in News.
Almost six years ago I posted this quote from Alexander Tytler (which was probably actually not from Alexander Tytler, but whatever):
The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:
from bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependency;
from dependency back again to bondage.”
Back in December of 2006 I guessed that we were at the “complacency” stage. Since then I think we’ve fast-forwarded through apathy to dependency.
Only four more steps to freedom.