The future is going to be about the people on the ground. It will be about the changes each of us makes in our lives to be more aligned with moving forward. It will be about how to cultivate a focused and positive state of mind and being.
Any society or civilization that makes the material world its sole pursuit and object of concern cannot but devolve in the long run. Such misappropriation of perspective is partly responsible in creating the present chaotic situation of our world.
I no longer felt that this car reflected who I was, that instead it represented all of the things I didn't want in my life. It was the opposite of what I wanted -- it was stifling, expensive, inefficient, and unnecessary.
To make a lasting change in the years ahead many of us will need to awaken from our passive slumber and grab hold of reality, reaching out to our world, recognizing our creative immersion, and engaging energetically with our lives.
Part of our mythological clash is about how we choose to exercise human consciousness. There are myriad ways in which modern societies limit consciousness and keep humanity distracted from their inner lives.