I keep seeing people using terms like “broken”, “collapse”, “cracking up”, “end of” but I’m not sure I see this in the real world. If we look at any objective measurable trend (HDI, poverty, violent crime, infant mortality, you name it) it’s a BETTER WORLD TODAY THAN 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 2000 years ago. Trend is key here since the mother who lost her son to a drive by shooting, while one of 320M people in the US, does not care about “general trends” and she shouldn’t have to. But juxtapose turning our culture upside down because someone “felt marginalized” when the movie star cut in line at the club, someone got the job I wanted, or the co-worker was rewarded more than me?
Sure we all have disappointments, but isn’t handling differences between what I want/what I expect and what actually manifests in the world part of “Growing up”? Isn’t “learning” either how I can do things differently or “how the world works” also part of the Growing Up. Isn’t this part of Waking up, Growing up? (sounds like Jordan Peterson).
Do I “freak out” at the smallest “in justice” or perhaps consider that it’s that I don’t understand how to be/do/operate in the world to get the results I want? Is it even healthy for ME if I sit around looking for injustices to freak out over? Oddly we see lots of Buddhism in the “Teal Noosphere” but also much hyperbolic freaking out over “but in my Noosphere, it shouldn’t be that way”.
I think what I see, for lack of a better term, is a “Teal Noosphere” that is continually being compared reality against. And sadly, even as good as we have it (best place in the world and all time in history!), reality vs this “Teal Noosphere” is a pale, dark, bleak, sinister failure.
Am I completely off my rocker on this, or is there a bit of sense in it?