3,600 people on societal challenges

In the MIT course MITx: 15.671.0x u.lab 0x: Leading Awareness-Based Systems Change — How to Sense and Actualize the Future, we are invited to participate in a group exercise. Since it’s a MOOC, that means 3,600 people contributed to the two word clouds below.

What are the top three challenges you see in your societal context today?
If there is a gap between your aspiration and current embodiment [of working towards the three challenges above], what’s holding you back?