People like the freedom of choice as it helps them to perceive that they have control. Blind obedience due to conditioning can lead to a weak sense approach to thinking and behavior.
People assume that prepared food, water, environment are safe. Yet it’s proving to be toxic and addictive. We can no longer be bystanders or expect to be saved by scientific, technological, and medical miracles.
There is a challenge between individual freedom and policy change. Most people still believe that environmental protection is up to the government and don’t pay attention to how their actions can contribute to environmental pollution, or protection.
Education, research credibility, self-reflection, emotional healing, and policy change are necessary actions that are in need of implementation.
The paradox is that we have become addicted to the very behaviors we need for survival in our current system: eating, sex, and money.