I have no complaints but that is probably due to lowered expectations.
I take it for granted that the world is not really fit for human habitation, although I also think that is momentarily, rather than intrinsically so. The world is out of whack, things are in transition, and we (to use the famous Chinese curse-phrase) live in “interesting times”.
I have a niche for the moment and I’m safe and secure (as much as one can be in a social hurricane) and I’ve retired from trying to play an active role in determining the future because I do not have much talent for playing to the crowd, and despite my rather self-important notion that I pretty much know what we the species human oughta understand and/or do to get through the transition quickly and comfortably, there is no one to deliver my version of The Answers to unless I garner attention by becoming a successful huckster, and as I said I just don’t have the gift.
The understandings help a lot for helping me understand the world around me, though, even if I can’t share them very effectively with others.
For those who wish a clue, consider that we did a handful of hundreds of thousands of years doing hunter-gatherer, then roughly 9000 years ago started doing agriculture and settling down and cities and much more rigid social control, and now we are on the descending (and in some ways crashing, a la surfer combers) cusp of a wave that has transformed us from agricultural to post-agricultural. Agricultural era was rigid and we still have atherosclerotic social tendencies that make us slower to change than we might otherwise be, but the rules and roles and patterns that got us through the previous 9K will not and are not serving us very efficiently now. The old life of family and community-of-birth is not with us and we have not built a new community; the old world of stable and limited professions that contributed to a simple and uncomplicated system of needs and activities has given way to …
oh yeah, sorry. As I said, I’m not good at this and your eyes are glazing over, aren’t they?