Great post Larry!
Point 8 needs a bit of working on. As we — one by one — are changing the world or more precisely we are making the world day by day. For each one of us in a finite shell, we keep regenerating the world. Some even argue we regenerate the illusion of the world and not the world itself.
On the other hand, via making choices — or more avoiding choices — and blowing all resources like it’s payday everyday. We change the world every moment. Call it climate change or extractionism. This one also rhymes with your point 2.
Thanks for sharing the thoughts!