Digi has an awesome post (okay, pretty much all her posts are awesome) everyone should read. It's actually an excert from a book that I tried to read many times in high school, but just couldn't get through. Maybe I'll try again.
Anyway, I know the link below doesn't look pretty. And you may even have to copy and paste (*gasp*) into your address bar to get it to work, because we all know I can't hyperlink anymore. But trust me, it's worth it. Just read it. Please. And then, just think. Think about what kind of society you want to live and about the path we're all on right now.