Peter L. Berger has said, despite the common belief that there is always a cause of accidents, but there are no shortcuts to the theoretical with the empirical method of determining who hit whom, and why did it happen?.
If the premise is analogous to the social problematics of the present day (especially in relation to human suffering), a mismatch between reality and values is the accident itself, not the cause of the accident.
The real tragedy is not the spread of poverty among the scattered luxury. But, in the denial that pleasure inhabit a house in the center of ramshackle huts, not much different from the bite of rice in a fierce famine.
Wealth has already seen as a value, not just a result of the comparison between the less and more.
- Famine in China (socyberty.com)
- Do tragedies make you happier ? Study shows how tearjerkers make people happier (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Science, Resistance and Cognitive Dissonance (everydaysociologyblog.com)