The Average Cycle of a Great Civilization

This was from an article I saved from one of Ann Landers columns years ago.  It was sent in by a retired US Army General, William W Quinn.  He had stated it was something he had found years ago and was not sure who the author was but wanted to send it in view of the recent epidemic of immorality and wondered where the readers would asses America’s current position in this cycle.

The article went on to state that the world’s great civilizations averaged a cycle of 200 years.  Those societies progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith.

From spiritual faith to great courage.

From great courage to liberty.

From liberty to abundance.

From abundance to selfishness.

From selfishness to complacency.

From complacency to apathy.

From apathy to dependency.

From dependency back again into bondage.

Where do you think America is in this cycle?  Feel free to comment.

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