Depth psychologist wilderness guide Bill Plotkin suggests that the lack of soulful development in our western cultures has us stuck in a pathological adolescent state. Very few people develop into soul-nourishing, responsible adulthood or wise elderhood. Instead, there is strife, rivalry, pent-up agression and blind gratification. Our planet and our mental healths are bearing the brunt.
We need to find outlets to canalize this energy in healthy ways and means to grow into soulful adults.
His book ‘Nature and the human soul’ is definitely worth the read. I hope to write more about it in the future.