Even more true now that we all have blogs:
Here's what all our esteem building has bought us. Elitism for the masses.
My Dad (gone) and his cousin (still around) were both avid Shriners. They perpetually bemoaned the difficulty of getting younger generations (like moi) to join up. I always thought we skipped it 'cos we were too busy, or too cool, but THIS might be the true reason. We're already actualized, somehow or another. Maybe actualization was the real point of joining the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo.