"I'm gonna have an opinion about this text"
Well... I think we (many of us) love to fix problems, and create new problems to solve later. The issue is aiming for relevant problems.
We love to feel connected to things, and due to the lack of significant challenges, life and death problems, we fight for stupid reasons like the OS we should not use, that we must be allowed to consume more, or that our favorite social network is gonna change and that's not fair.
Some research has found thatResidents of Poor Nations Have a Greater Sense of Meaning in Life Than Residents of Wealthy Nations
so we could assume that when we have less significant challenges, we'll magnify small things in search of things to fix, but that's another discussion. When technology fixes something, another need for comfort will appear soon. And defining a primitive life is extremely relative. Not using a GPS device could be primitive. Not writing on a digital device could sound extremely ancient.
And finally, we are tribalistic beings. We must follow or be followed. We have to be in groups. So for me, this diagram helps me to understand where we are as a society, and where I am as a part of it.Stages of Tribal Leadership
If my life sucks, I'll forget about everything, I'll be apathetic. The goal is to have a great society, but how do we reach there?
Obviously, I'm generalizing for the sake of the discussion, but I agree... We can't fix everything. We shouldn't feel upset about everything. We shouldn't have a negative opinion on everything as well... The tricky part is how to change that behavior for the masses, basically aiming for good mental health. Forget world peace for a while, let's start with inner peace.