It is the worst of times because our government does not shy from restricting consumption when it appears detrimental, but refuses to regulate a production scheme that has been complacent in the shredding of human dignity; and unless we vehemently transform ourselves, we too will be complacent in this genocidal process of mass affliction against not just human lives, but our planet as well.

A transcript of my TED Talk Recently, I was reading some existential philosophy (the Wikipedia page for “society,” to be specific) and came across something striking; We humans are defined by the patterns of our social relationships. We tend to…