You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that things aren't as they are supposed to be.
Things meaning the world.
Things meaning you.
In your fraternity or sorority you may find issues like hazing or alcoholism or rape. Or, if you aren't "one of those chapters" you may still find issues like gossip, slander, verbal abuse of new members, a disrespect of exec members in your House, and so on.
You may also find, within your own life, any of the following: sex, drugs, pornography, masturbation, cutting, insecurity, rebellion, parallelism (comparison to others), arrogance, judging, cheating, lying, stealing, infidelity, disrespect of your parents, self disapproval, dissatisfaction with life, lack of purpose, etc.
Like me, you may have noticed that the atmosphere during a party is not the same type of atmosphere that you'll find in the morning, when girls are leaving, regret is in the air, and large amounts of Advil are being taken.
I would often hear stories of guys who lived right across the hall from me in the House who would cheat on their girlfriends. These brothers would say that since they weren't actually having sex with these neighbor girls, that it really wasn't cheating.
I used to get woken up in the middle of the night because I would hear my fraternity brother and his live-in girlfriend yelling at each other. Sometimes phones and other such appliances would be thrown down the hall during one of these fights. They would love each other one day and then hate each other the next. You may have been in or observed a relationship like this.
One night, I woke up and heard someone crying. I came out of my room to find that one of my fraternity brother's parents were telling him that his sister had just died in a car accident. That was one of the hardest things I've ever had to watch.
These things are all evidences that things are not as they should be.
This is where we find ourselves now in the story of the world - knowing that something is wrong but living in hopelessness because we aren't sure what to do. Or, perhaps we are living in denial of the fact that things aren't as they are supposed to be.
If you have ever longed for your fraternity or sorority to flee from its muddy waters and maneuver itself into a position to change the world, then you'll agree with me that things need to change.
So, let's start at the beginning of the story to find out where we are now.