Simone Biles (Image: AP)

The drama of Simone Biles is an interesting case study as to where we're at as a global culture, in terms of a whole lot of things.

For those who've been watching the badminton and skateboarding exclusively, Biles is the US gymnast claimed by many to be one of the greatest ever.

Though part of the US Olympic team, she quit the games mid-competition after an unusually average sequence -- leaving, returning and then leaving for good -- citing her mental health concerns and a need for mindfulness.