After briefl y sketching the tumultuous nature of life in modern societies, the author calls on
the reader to imagine for him- or herself the construction of a metaphorical traffi c intersection
that would enable those who make use of it to ‘fl y over’ all the mayhem and disturbances. The
proposed ‘fl yover’ consists of three sub-structures or ‘bridges’, namely social capital, spirituality
and education. A discussion of each of these sub-structures is followed by a discussion of the
combination of all three in a virtual fl yover that could contribute to a world characterised by
greater understanding, respect, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.