Looking more broadly, the price we pay as a society for our toxic individualism and patriarchy is our permanent estrangement from one another. If I can’t connect to you, I can’t connect to us. Whether it’s racism, class differences, or any of myriad other social plagues, its cost is always the same: a broken and dysfunctional system that prevents us from recognizing and caring for our neighbor with a flawed but full heart.
Bruce Springsteen, in the forward to Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship.
Clearly I have underestimated Bruce Springsteen.