Progress; the word refers to continual change, but the word itself continually changes in our minds and in our hearts. What was once progress has been cast aside, and our definition of it has since changed. Personal growth now has little meaning, of which that is left now refers to a “career” which is usually built corporately. So what kind of world do we now live in? A world of science, business, economics, and engineering is the answer. This world of ours seems all too often to cast away the interpersonal progress of empathy, compassion and spirituality. The secret to true growth may in fact lie in the past, and not in the present.