Ben Stein on community

A blurb I found nosing around YouTube where Ben Stein — who I actually saw this week at the convention in Nashville — talks about our lack of community in America:[YouTube=]An interesting quote from the excerpt,

    “And again, this is an essence of the culture: What you do in life is mostly get rich and it doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you do it . . . it’s ethical principals. It’s teaching community, hard work, study, respect for elders; if we don’t have those things a society cannot hold together . . . Fascination with Lindsay Lohan who, by the way, I see is writing her autobiography, will bind us together — I can’t, I already reserved my copy on Amazon — fascination with that will hold us together for a while. Fascination with the Emmys and the star’s dresses at the Oscars will hold us together; but getting rich quick is going to tear us apart if we don’t have a higher moral code.”


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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