It is curious that today’s post-moderns do not realize how their affinity for reality TV’s survivor shows mirrors their own values and outlook on life. They watch with fascination the ruthless winners who have little use for the values of loyalty, fidelity, and honor.
The worldview of the audience seems to shut off serious reflection on the fundamental question posed by the contestants’ actions: What do I owe to others? How does life’s meaning and value – our very humanity – depend upon the nature of our relationships? To read the July 2014 Data Digest, click here.