The materialistic world in which we are living in the 20th century is not conducive to health of any kind. We have a struggle to survive – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually having chosen to rebel against, or reject the fundamental values and ethics of our culture.
The destructive tendencies of mankind are now rampant in every sphere in society. There are changes that are not constructive and many have contaminated our personal living environment, ruined the refuge offered by harmonious family life and even caused nations to falter.
We hardly need to be reminded of the destruction of our natural physical environment with pollution being an issue on land, sea and air.
Regarding the subtler areas of human function in the emotional and mental realms we must recognize that there are also issues that are equally critical and even more important to our future welfare on the planet.
There is unrest or disease apparent on all levels but it is the massive outbreak of psychological issues evidence in depression, violence (self harm and to others), criminality and general aggression that identify our present societies as a far cry from the peace, health and happiness dream we all share.
However, because we as a people are responsible for the wonderful technological advances initiated by individuals, we are also responsible for rectification of our wrongs, both as a society and as individuals. Only this fact can motivate us to offer our talents to the ultimate good of the whole.
Karma, the law of Cause and Effect will determine the degree of our success.