There are a lot of compelling reasons to hide your head in the sand in the early 21st century; global warming, peak oil, volatile economic conditions, tension in the Middle East and the surprising tenacity and proliferation of reality television.
Its all one great big old bummer, and that is why I am proposing something radical to shift our thinking towards the type of collectivism that will increasingly be required in the 21st century if we are going to tackle these issues.
It starts innocently enough with a large swath of polyester customized to your height and to the contours of your body, and ends with a swanky and egalitarian fashion statement where you are adorned in a continuous flow of shoulder to ankle comfort.
If we all wore the leisure suit perhaps class, religious and cultural difference would melt away and our commonalities would become increasingly apparent. We would see each other as holistic entities and not as the objectified "other".
Suddenly aware of our interconnectedness we would band together to overcome the many challenges facing us this century, and as a side benefit we would all look oh so groovy and be super comfy to boot!