I honestly believe that while I'd never worship an individual or forget they're still just a human being, Bernie Sanders represents the best of humanity's ideals and potential. I think there are great people who don't support him, but I think that if they really are great, then if you peeled away all of the traditions, customs, taboos, fear, social norms, peer pressures, etc that are layered on top of us from the day we're born, you'd find a person who largely agrees with Bernie Sanders on a great many things. I think it's cool to have a candidate who seems so much more intellectually honest and empathetic toward the problems of those he has little to nothing in common with, but just because humanity is starting to glow in one area doesn't mean it isn't still very, very dark in others. I'm optimistic that a politician like Bernie being so popular among young, idealistic people is a sign the world is headed in a better direction. I'm also realistic in knowing it's unlikely that America as a whole is ready for or even capable of peeling away those many layers just yet. We're getting there. Baby steps.