The masses put false leaders in power, and no one really knows the "truth". We citizens are expected to be cogs in the machine. We may not criticize anyone. Otherwise, we are deemed "antisocial". Surely, such an awkward empire is not the best we can do. After all, we are already seeing the shortcomings of maintaining the modern world of enlightened freedom (e.g. demagoguery, wealth at the expense of others, moral bloviation, unstable economics, psychological degeneration, et. al). It seems as though we cannot ascend our fear of tyranny (which occurs anyway) and sensuality (a necessary fallback, but not a goal). Some sort of secession or revolt is in order. What are you doing to redirect the world to greener meadows?
As for me, I do not have any goals. I honestly find my life to be mundane, so I seek out art, video games, and other means of distraction (for sanity, obviously). I have noticed that the masses will do anything for a little more technology and promise. The future generations will be expected to pick up the pieces of any failure, since the masses only become engaged when disaster hits them square in the nose. Even then, they will turn to their gods and politicians, neither of whom will help them. In other words, humans want to fail.
This thread is for personal, honest convictions. No internet tough guy bullshit. Succinct ideas for improving the Western quality of life are welcome.