They stand at the crossroads between annihilation and an upgrade in evolution - either to continue with a traditional focus on outside forces or do a one-eighty and shift the direction inwards.
Currently, the people who reason that directing a change within requires less time and energy than controlling the outside, are in the minority. Moreover, the evidence that external fixation creates more problems than it solves, escapes the majority's cognizance. Concentrating efforts on the outside is a survival method sprung from a less visionary but once necessary, primitive intelligence. However, it has reached its best by date.
Thankfully, supporting the upgrade, there are some who have understood that an inward direction is a more efficient method. They are the ones who grasp that acknowledging subjective entitlement and embracing an attitude of humility offer better odds to successfully stop humanity's march into extinction.
The shift's benefit is not clear to everyone. While to some, it is obvious that the least effective way of processing problems is to force a change in the other, this is an exclusive lesson self-taught by inherent sympathy or empathy. The understanding is not possible for others. There are many people who blameless, born with a higher degree of self-service, cannot perceive this understanding.
As an example, not that long ago, teachers faulted students for not being good students. Today, many understand that unless a teacher inspires students to love learning, they will not become good students. A teacher's focus switched from an outward focus to an inward one; demanding change in the student was less beneficial than changing one's self to become a more skillful teacher. Unfortunately, not all teachers have made that switch or your memories of school would be joyful.
The dull ones, the ones with thick self-serving sight, unable to see past their noses, are not capable of learning this new method. An arrogant self-serving brain will not accept that it is in the service of humanity that they serve themselves better. Therefore they do unto others before it is done to them, take more because they can and interact in manipulation and fear.
To them, they do not belong to humanity but rather are separate Gods pillaging this reality and its co-habitants. They will not change. It's up to the visionaries to create another way.
How can one recognize the visionaries? For the most part, visionaries, oftentimes privately or not self-aware of it, suffer depression and despair. This suffering frequently manifests into physical diseases. They struggle with the status quo intuiting that it needs an upgrade. They flounder, confused and saddened by how people violate each other. They rage with their helplessness, impotent on how to change rampant idiocy. They accept comforting doctrines of a promised better life after death. They carry placards and hope for change. Nevertheless, these are all signs that they have not yet understood the inward power of change.