"The same movements are symptoms of health to one man, symptoms of disease to another... There seems to be no common ground left on which the observers may meet with any hope of agreement. The old religious and political standards will now hopelessly divide any roomful of educated men and women. You propose, perhaps, to fall back on moral standards—the ground on which 'all reasonable people' unite—and someone quotes against you half a dozen of the most brilliant writers of Europe and America. Hopes and lamentations, inspired by precisely the same facts of life, mingle confusedly in our literature, and men and women of large heart and little leisure seem to be condemned to a sterile perplexity or a selfish absorption in business and pleasure."
On the internet oday? Social media comment?
Nope, 1916. Quote from The Tyranny of Shams by Joseph McCabe
We DO have our ups and downs, we humans, yet, so often remain the same.