My thinking is from a quote by Albert Schweitzer over 65 years ago
"We have lost the ability to foresee and forstall, we shall end by destroying ourselves."
Intelligence (understanding) is not prized in this country and maybe not in the world. The journalist write their papers and report the news for people with the understanding and comprhension of a 5th grader. We quibble about nonsense instead of working together. We fear the unknown or what we do not understand instead of exploring it and finding out about it.
We refuse to step out of our own secure comfort zones and realize the potential in people and the world as a whole. We are one earth not segments, why is that so scary? Some of us bury our heads in the ground and believe that this will keep us safe or fight to the death over the status quo.
Time moves whether you like it or not. The train is leaving and I fear we will not be on time to catch it.
"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to relive it." Sound wisdom