I can't recall where I saw this earlier this week, but it accompanied an article talking about the disconnect between men and women in relationships. Perhaps it was always thus, but it seems to me that we are living in coarser times - civility and dignity, never mind tenderness and love, have taken their leave from relationship behavior.
I apologize that the image is not so sharp as I would like.
Will the human race endure? I'm sure it will. Tommy Boy recently posted on the treachery extant in modern love. But isn't there at least something worthwhile and noble in trying a little kindness?