I've about come to the conclusion that most people are "woke" to the real problem but just want to ignore it. People on both sides of the political spectrum know it in their heart I think. It is the ultimate definition of cognitive dissonance.
Civilization. It contains the seed from which our problems arise. It is a way of thinking that is not in the spirit of cooperation. The only cooperation is that which furthers your time on the wage slave treadmill. People in business cooperate. Their guide is the dollar and value for the shareholder. Nothing else is considered except that it impacts their value. That is why secrecy abounds.
We think that their is no other way. We think that violence and hierarchical control is part of who we are; it is in our very being.
And so we are trapped. Civilization destroys everything we know but what can we do? We have gotten so smart that we know 'God' doesn't exist as we have defined it throughout the last 2000 years or so.
Ever hear about that another word for problems are opportunities? Business loves it. We should use it.
We ought to be smart enough to know that something is missing. Something that we can feel at times but it is usually too fleeting. We talk about love and the heart but we also wonder what it means to love at times. By virtue of our citizenry and our role in civilization we are responsible for all the pain and heartbreak and death and destruction caused by our way of life.
And we know it. And we hate it. And we have to keep working to make that money that we need to survive. To survive.
You have to have money to exist.
That is where we should start our internal discovery.
And, what is it that is missing. The missing component is there but we have silenced it. It interferes with the frame of mind required for civilization to continue. Hence, cognitive dissonance on a massive existential scale.
Discover yourself. Meditate. Pray. Study indigenous thought, especially Native American thought.