Think what mindstates a fragmented worldview encourages. All those fragments, tiny insignificant bits. At the feeling level, it's a short hop from there - that holding pattern - to loneliness, alienation, isolation.
The remedy is simple. Think of fragments as part of a gorgeous mosaic, building a big interconnected picture of life as knowledge and understanding grows. And grow it does, all the time. This is REAL growth, what human growth and evolution is all about. It knocks economic growth off its hubristic pedestal.
Now you're talking!
So many debates start from a biased position, asking questions so heavily loaded with agendas, so bit-focused, they put you wrong, like the one about economic growth.
Growth is the life imperative. For the human being it translates many different ways. Obesity, getting rich quick, a bigger car... that mobile shell is the turtle's equivalent, in animal-speak.
If we are brave enough to ask different question of our lives, new ways of seeing come into our minds.
Whether you see the glass as half-empty or half-full is not the right question! We are already tweaked into a duality - where it is this or that and it can't be both.
The essential point is you've got a glass! Meaning life, energy, choice, in the first place. If it's empty right now, fill it at the tap or go to the infinite well that is nature.
In the 2020's we have all the knowledge we need to solve our collective problems. Many of which are self-species created. Such as having a large family when the Earth is overpopulated with our species to the tune of 7.7 billion, as Chris Packham graphically pointed out on t.v.
Look to the pattern, the underlying pattern, for enlightenment. The pattern is fragmented and getting more so. Become a hunter-gatherer at heart and build a (w)holistic worldview in tune with the one the Earth offers us. Through how the ecosystem works.
A fragmented worldview is a choice! Diversity-in-Unity is the model the Earth constantly offers us. The Earth's reality is the biggie, not our tiny human perspective. Is it time, yet, to embrace Earth's models as the greatest informer? To gain immediate access to the BIG ANSWERS to the BIG QUESTIONS?