From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/1/18
Earlier this week, I came back from a successful international Kabbalah convention in Rome. Three days of exhilarating connection that filled me and hundreds of my students. However, before the flight back, we saw another reality.
The restaurants were empty of diners, the shops empty of buyers. The boot-shaped country is limping. The capital of Italy, known for its glamorous culture of food and fashion, is losing its glamour. The demographic balance has also changed, my local students have told me. Couples consider marriage only from the age of thirty-five and up, if at all. And they are not worried about having children, because according to them, it can happen until they are fifty.
Checking the Italian pulse reinforces a global diagnosis: human culture is both dying and being reborn at the same time. What used to be shiny is no longer apparent to the human ego. People are becoming indifferent as emptiness grows inside of them. It lands like a cloud, covering the horizon, and causing everyone to walk in the fog.