The balance lies with Leadership. Our Democracy in USA is a system of checks and.balances. The greatest problem that I view is.that most Americans do not.know.how to balance their own check book. Stop spending beyond the means before all resources are void and.the Earth becomes wasted land , Gluttony,greed, anger, lust, pride, sloth, envy are deadly behaviors. I am not sure if sarcasm qualifies, however genocide is as genocide does. That is evil work, so if you have any faith in any power let it stay in light. The evil that lurks is darkness is what can consume all, if it is not less dominant and humble.
Moderation is key.
Leave the past where it rests and do the next best thing. Otherwise, you have chosen to suffer.
Stop expecting company to be miserable with you.
Yes we empathize, however if you are not joyful,then change.