This financial crisis is more than what it appears.
It is symptomatic of a society that at some point over the last 30 years lost its way by seeking not the road less traveled, but instead the quickest route.
It is the culmination of a mindset that increasingly became interested in pursuing immediate gratification at any cost.
Look around you. In every area of modern life, the shortcut has become the rule, not the exception.
In sports, we substituted medicine for athleticism as steroids offered the quickest path to success (And I cheered as Mark McGwire belted homer after homer chasing down Maris' record). [Read more]