I don’t know if it’s the cane I carry (the doctor said I must use a cane) or the tenets of Western Civilization, but people are actually kinder, more deferential to me in my old age. I can’t compare this to any other civilization, having been in this Judeo-Christian civilization all my life. But I know enough about some of the others to be confident in my judgment.
I would not expect this kindness from a cannibal in New Guinea. Though to give him credit, he may have heard about the Judeo-Christian ideas from one of the Catholic missionaries who used to work among them.
Somehow, we all get the good news. What we do with it depends on the brain maps we formed growing up. These maps are formed uniquely just like our fingerprints, and what we do with them is up to us.