So our present negativity about our nations and the way they work is not an accident?
No. It is a consequence of our detachment. We can only focus on the result, and the result is always disappointing. But the process never is. The process is in fact the reward. You can never create the perfect house. But the act of building it, is in itself a state of perfection.
But the individual who plunges into the very depths of unmitigated ridicule and contempt as our nation-states have done, would have entered into the realms of paranoia and melancholy; yes and into the realms of suicide itself.
It is stress. our nations suffer from it, and that is a fact of our modern post-industrial lives.