the malignment of might

Remember might: that power-packed noun that stood for strength and vigor, for the ability to accomplish feats of mastery and mountain-sized miracles?  

And then somewhere along the way, we forgot our power, and that forgetting seeped its way into our language, which is but iconic shorthand for our culture's very consciousness, and so, as we traded in our critical thinking for convenience and celebrity gossip, so too did our formerly mighty might devolve into evasive auxiliary verb - reflecting the wishy-washy maybe-ness of an infantilized populace, sleepily waiting for someone else to right the world's wrongs, and recycle our landfills.