We built temples to our fantasies- film studios, amusement parks, crystal cathedrals, mega churches- and flocked to them…..We reinvented ourselves every day, remade our culture, locked ourselves in gated communities, we ate healthy food, we gave up smoking, we lifted our faces while avoiding the sun, we had our skin peeled, our lines removed, our fat sucked away like unwanted babies, we defied aging and death.
We made gods of wealth and death.
A religion of narcissism.
In the end, we worshipped only ourselves.
In the end, it wasn’t enough."