In a world of abundant consumer goods, it is no surprise that we have become accustomed to simply discarding things if they are broken or old.
In much the same way, on a planet of 8 billion humans we do much the same thing. People who are broken, old, or don’t tow the party line get relieved of graces quickly. We all have become interested only in ourselves and not what others are doing, how they are feeling, but how they can help us get ahead.
It is rote to understand that in a disposable society that people will become lost and mentally unstable. When you make people options and not priorities they will fall…and with it, civilization is be disposed of.