When did we start to confuse entertainers with spiritual gurus?
Every now and then, it's a good idea to take a take step back from the Sturm und Drang of popular culture and see if you can tie any disparate threads into a coherent knot.
Surfing the Zeitgeist and looking for connections can, in excess, be a sign of impending madness. But in era of unparalleled global connectivity and immediacy, it's interesting to note that while we are never more than a text message away from any part of the world, we've never been further apart from each other.
One perfect example of that was the weird reaction to the disappearance of a Malaysian plane.