In the absence of a positive goal, we create a disorganized civilization based on parasitism.
This in turn means it will collapse, losing much of the culture and technology we've worked hard to create.
In addition, most of the people I meet are depressed and have low self-esteem, and they're a normal cross-section (business-related contacts, not some weird underground politics group).
Even more, no one seems to be addressing the problem:
* Civilization decay through pluralism, as Plato describes in The Republic.
* Withdrawl from reality for social power, as Nietzsche mentions in On Truth and Lies in a Non-Moral Sense.
* Subject/object duality through relative fallacy of perception, as Schopenhauer details in The Fourfold Root.