And I don't think it's just the outlook, Gray. I'm not sure we have the ability to turn things around at this stage of things.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
The world is happening. That's all you can really say. Humanity has been around long enough that nothing we do is new, though the outcomes can be different. Though I suppose that those outcomes now include the possibility of ending our own existence, so I suppose that would be considered a bit of a change.
Its an Illusion, as far as i'm concerened. No one can be sure what it really is, though..its to complex for our fraggle egg shell mind to comprehend. We just assume way to much, and we think we know, and we plan out what we know..we write books on what we think, and we are intellectuals because we assume way to much. I'd say no one knows for sure.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?