Do you have a sense of sort of “the end of the world is near”?
If so, it’s not unusual.
By default civilisations collapse. From the Ancient Rome to the Mayan empire. Collapses are usually caused by environmental causes and / or self-terminating mechanisms, like extracting all available resources. Our current system has a multitude of self-terminating mechanism built into it. What’s unprecedented is that we are now a global civilisation. We have an increasing capacity to make bigger choices. The influences we have increase. We operate in the same way that has always lead to collapse of civilisation. The underlying dynamics are not new to civilisation. Yet, the speed of process and the magnitude changed. But now, the collapse is exponential. Exponential extraction. Exponential pollution. Exponential disinformation. It’s existential. We thus need systems of governance, that no governance has ever done so far.