When were we?

Why are the youth at war with the past, and at war with their future? It is as though they (we) want to live in the eternal present with no consequences and no attachments...  If only they knew that their lives and their real as opposed to simulated identities, and their fulfillment, was to be found in their organic link to the past and their destiny of a future with one another. Then they could truly be who they are and truly enjoy the present moment, and one another, in a context which proceeds from the Center.

But in rejecting the past and rejecting the future they are rejecting the present. They are rejecting their own identity and their own selves, sustituting it for one which is not and so they will have nothing left.

At which point they may look back, and remember, to look up.