As the world takes on a more and mre menacing appearance, life becomes a never-ending search for health and well-being through exercise, dieting, drugs, spiritual regimens of various kinds, psychic self-help, and psychiatry. For those who have withdrawn interest from the outside world except insofar as it remains a source of gratification and frustration, the state of their own health becomes an all-absorbing concern.
So wrote Christopher Lasch
, in Haven in a Heartless World
Labels: America the Beautiful, Decline and Fall, Health