"Consider an adult who tends to the traumas of a child ... Children do not yet know that the world does not revolve around them.
"As grown-ups, dare we admit to ourselves that we, too, have a collective immaturity of view? Dare we admit that our thoughts and behaviors spring from a belief that the world revolves around us? Apparently not. Yet evidence abounds. Part the curtains of racial, ethnic, religious, national and cultural conflicts, and you find the human ego turning the knobs and pulling the levers."