The human condition has evolved from a communal mindset to one that is entirely self-serving. It is a nihilistic disposition. Human beings rarely do the right thing – or the instinctive thing, or the logical thing – human beings now generally do their own thing.
It is for this reason that society has been ridden with prohibitive laws, restrictions and regulations – the human mind has gotten lost within the vastness of its own limitless imagination.
Movements of enlightenment enabled this process, but to blame such movements would be tantamount to blaming knowledge for the abuse of power – the human condition governs the use of knowledge and the temperance of power.