What Is Wrong With Our Culture?
The purpose of this video is to provide an explanation of why despite our most honest and wholehearted attempts, we are unable to change the world. It has to do with mistaking our concept of self - our ego - with the real, physical self or body that we inhabit. The concept of self thinks it can do things that the physical body is incapable of doing, hence the confusion. Realizing this understanding can help us to do the things that we can do locally and not worry so much about how everything is going to work out globally, trusting that if everyone else does what they perceive to be right and just, things will work out in the end.
In this video, Alan Watts describes the fundamental reason why we are unable to solve the problems of the world. It has to do with not understanding who we really are.