Fantastic piece Caitlin. Caitlin is right that real solutions have to start with ourselves. Those solutions, when they come, will be spontaneous and collective when they occur, and there’s no way to know what they will look like. I really recommend U.G. Krishnamurti as a good place to start thinking about the nature of the self, reality, and consciousness. To the naked eye he might appear to be a nihilist, but what he’s discussing goes deeper than that. This collection of quotes should give you a good feel for the man, and if you like what you see, I highly recommend reading some of his freely available books. My favorites IIRC were Mind is a Myth and No Way Out, but reading them in order does give you a sense of chronology.