Modernism is the period in which hope was inspired by scientific progress.
Universal education and universal faith in science led to the idea that science had all the answers - it was the answer to all our problems.
This, combined with economics, made us feel that inevitable progress was leading to a kind of Utopia.
Post-modernism is the period when this went sour.
The feeling that everything was controlled by impersonal laws of an indifferent Nature led to alienation and psychological problems associated with meaninglessness.
Depression and psychosis became widespread and led to escapism through drugs and alcohol.
Life had become so impersonal that it was unbearable.
We have now entered a dark night of materialism.
We worship success, fame, celebrity, and wealth.
Men and women are expendable units in a profit making machine.
Life is reduced to working and shopping.
But the answer is not in these things.
Happiness will only be found in people.
And then only in Love.
Love is the answer to human problems.
Not science, not economics, not success, or personal achievement.
How long will it take humanity to learn this truth.
Or will we go off on another tangent.
All roads lead home.
And home is in the human heart.