Civilizations mark humanity’s defining moments. As people adopt moral, legal, and economic codes, complex social systems are woven together. Art, education, science and cultural traditions flourish. Vibrant economies enrich lives. Yet, how fragile these moral contracts are. How easily our social tapestries unravel, the moral fibers torn apart. Great fissures consume enlightened ideals of mutual respect and compassion. Lust for power, greed, envy and hatred fill the void. Public trust is shattered. We are left with only bits and pieces of disturbing shards, reflecting once shining moments, now fractured.