Thanks for the interesting read!
Yes, people are followers by their nature, and only few can think and act independently. “Want” prevails over “need” and controlling people’s minds getting easier and easier in the digital age.
Because “want” prevails, “The Money” rules 99% decisions people make.
With the development of modern technologies people live much longer than before. The question is, do they live more meaningful and happier lives? Probably not…