This is a great piece Max, it feels like you have pulled together some of the threads that are running around in my brain.
I think part of the challenge is that we have evolved to believe that we can think our way through anything and that working hard at it will make the difference. (Not to say that hard work isn’t sometimes needed). Building resilience and practicing not being in that ‘stressed state’ allows for better ideas and learning to be vulnerable and connected with others allows for greater collaboration.
We are as a species capable of so much when we work together that I believe that we will create a new future that works — well except when I’m stressed out and think we are all doomed. (Which is I believe what you point to!).