This address was delivered at the Veritas et Scientia Foundation conference in Warsaw, 4 June 2009. It was transcribed by Filip Rdesihski and published in the quarterly Nowe Panstwo (http://www.nowe-panstwo.pl/14.php), no. 2 (2009). Translated with permission by the SR staff. I would like to reflect on the problem of easy acceptance by my younger colleagues--those in their thirties and forties--of certain mechanisms of social life disadvantageous for democracy and for the Polish community. From whence comes their everincreasing consent to the imperfections of democracy in Poland?