This quote, by American social philopopher Eric Hoffer, is the introductory sentence to Applebee's America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community. It is a fascinating look at our country that I highly recommend.
It is my opinion that never in the history of mankind have we seen the type of hyper-accelerated change that we have seen in the last 25 years. In the nearly 4 years that I have been writing this blog, I have posted many times about what this change means to today's students. (some of those posts are available here). It has been this idea of accelerated change that has formed the basis of much of my thought process and work on our Board. I believe the quote above succinctly captures why I have done so.