In America and Europe the divorce industry, is the quintessential example of the creation of helplessness through the careful construction of dangerous webs of law and pseudo-science. The divorce industry is a socially constructed quagmire that guarantees generations of helplessness and neediness for legions of social workers.
Until we are willing to pursue — as a nation — our place as that premier economic power rooted in imagining, developing and producing the material goods that create tangible well being, we become continually more dependent on our helplessness to drive our economy. Until we are willing reclaim morality from the therapists, child rearing by families will continue to disappear, replaced by an ever growing industry of family helplessness. Helplessness pays much of the taxes to pave our roads and supply our schools with the literature that continues to reinforce the notion that we are all in need of some sort of therapy. Perhaps we should resist the ease of helplessness and make things as well as learn things that are materially helpful. Perhaps we should love our families and teach our children how to effectively engage the material world. Perhaps we should spend more effort growing economies of helpfulness instead of helplessness. The unemployed need therapy vastly more than the well employed, and perhaps therein is the lesson.