This simple comment from Charles Eisenstein seems to express clearly much of why his approach to the situation we find ourselves in here well into the 21st Century so well complements my understandings of Buddhism and authentic living:
With few exceptions, anyone who has grown up in the dominant civilization is deeply programmed with the same story of self, theory of change, and habits of perception that are also responsible for ecocide and social injustice. That is why simply trying harder, putting more effort into doing what we have been doing, is unlikely to produce different results. After doing that for a while, we burn out. That is when the deeper inquiry begins; that is when invisible programming comes visible and is available to be changed.