One of the big problems with our (and other) cultures, in my opinion, is the deeply ingrained “super hero” mythos / meme. We can see this exemplified in the huge popularity of super hero films (Batman, Spiderman, Superman) and in certain religious figures (Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad). Now I’m not going to delve into whether or not these latter “heroes” were all they are purported to be. My point is that the mindset of “some champion is going to come and save us all from the mess we’ve made for ourselves” is fundamentally an unhelpful one. When you look at Nature, what do you see? How does change come about? For example, (with the very rare exception) the mountains are not worn down by one big event (i.e. a volcano blowing its top) but by multitudinous individual drops of rain. The message here is that power comes from many acting together, rather than a single super-one acting alone. If we are ever going to dig ourselves out of the hole we’re in (pick your favourite current crisis) we will need to do so together.