I had someone say to me that we live in the Age of the Psychopath. After hearing that, I see signs that he is right. Although I’m not a big fan of labels such as psychopath – I do feel there is a serious lack of sanity or morality in the world.
Psychopathy (/saɪˈkɒpəθi/) is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. It is defined in different ways, but can involve a lack of empathy or remorse, false emotions, selfishness, grandiosity or deceptiveness; it can also involve impulsiveness, irritability, aggression, or inability to perceive danger and protect one’s self. (from wikipedia)
Could there be a collective psychopathy going on? I like to imagine that the world-wide Occupy protests are a sign that the Age of the Psychopath are coming to an end.