Our current systems serve their own needs instead of the needs of humans (and non-humans). Individual needs adapted to fulfill systematic needs. For example, because the economy needs to grow, we are encouraged to consume more and more. Our choices are no longer autonomous but rather dictated by experts who determine our behavior and preferences. We give up our individual needs for systematic needs. Illich calls this the era of systems.
Maybe it is part of our nature to serve the overarching system that we are part of. Ideally, our personal needs are in line with systematic needs. For example, just like the ecosystem benefits from reproduction, the individual (ideally) benefits from practicing reproduction. Today, the system is self-destructive and our needs are mostly unmet. Classic lose-lose situation.