Quite the quagmire, isn't it.
Statistically (a net study will confirm), 25-32% of all children born and raised in North America and Europe, will grow up to become "profoundly neurotic". That is 5-8 out of every 25 public school children.
What this means is that they will adapt numerous false presumptions and consider them to be reality. And thus live their lives as if their false presumptions are true, normal and real.
And as their presumptions are profound contradictions of reality, their outward 'self projection'/'social style' of communication and existence, will cause extreme stressful relations with those they interact with in their world.
Consequently, at some time in their adult life, they will be either banished/shunned by family and friends, and/or under extensive psychological therapy, and/or psychiatric treatment, and/or imprisoned in a jail or penitentiary, in order to protect the rest of society.
Now most of these partially heal. But at Any Given Time, this significant portion of society are either on the verge of breaking down, or already lost, and/or drug addicted, or living on the street, or in a prison cell, or medical psych ward, or seeking help, or on psychiatric meds, or recovering.
Surprising but true. This is our world.
Given this sizable percentage of the population, many of these are our neighbors in every facet of society whom we encounter and interact with. At every level, from extended family, to the grocery store clerk, to our respected VIPs and Leaders in business, education, community, the arts, media, government or professional services.
We who aspire to positively effect the future, need to be mindful to incorporate this demographic reality into our understanding of the complexities required to effect change in society.