What’s wrong with the world?
Well, that's a loaded question, and it can be answered in so many different ways. As old as the human race is, it's still very young and primitive in the grandness of the universe(s). We're still very much like children, and we have some serious cosmic abandonment issues. So, we find ways to reconcile it, to make sense of it, and we get it wrong a lot.
Because we're an intelligent species with greater self-awareness we get easily trapped in our collective ego, and we make decisions and choices based on the idea that we're alone in the universe. The greater the ego, the greater the need to conquer and maintain control, and that leads to error after error.
The ego isn't interested in change, or learning, or evolving. It regurgitates the same things over and over, because that's where it feels comfort. Humanity has to face that ego, and master it, and rise above it. That's when we'll be ready to move forward. I know it seems futile, and that we're never going to get out of this mess, but it will happen in time. Maybe not our lifetime, but it will evolve.
That's why none of us can give up, or be complacent, and acquiesce to the notion of "that's just the way it is". We have to be the torch-bearers and the "lightworkers" (to use a new age-y term), and carve the path for those who will come after us. We have to do the hard work to make it easier for future generations. It's our responsibility. It's our duty to our species. We have to take care of ourselves, but we have to be altruistic in all that we do.
The reason so many things are stirred up today is because we are on the cusp of something; some inevitable shift in consciousness. The old order is desperately clawing at the brim of a widening chasm, and that's stirring up this current chaos, but soon that chasm will be too wide and they will fall in as a new order begins to emerge.
People call "the end times" an apocalypse because the word means "to uncover, to reveal". That revealing is something that happens within. The world will, in time, become conscious and awake in ways it hasn't been since beyond antiquity. Yes, humanity once lived in an age of enlightened thought — possibly more than once —and each time we come full circle we can only become even more "awake" than before.
But what will we do with it? That's the important question, and we need to ask ourselves even now. Do we despair and curl away into false security, or do we take upon that duty and do that great work? No matter how dystopian things can seem, we must always take up our torches, even if it kills us.