On the one hand, the Establishment have made this world into a madhouse. Decades of increasing political correctness have climaxed in the fake birdemic/ response, and now an orgy of state-media-business-bureaucracy sponsored self-hatred and self-destruction.
THEY are messing with your mind, you are being terrorised and isolated. Encouraged to feel afraid, demanded to confess guilt, punished without limit or extent - at the whim of the authorities.
How have people reacted? By trying to become good patients. By accepting their assigned roles and status. By pandering to the whims of the Caligulas who rule us.
After all, nobody wants to be the only sane man in a madhouse.
Not when you believe there is nothing else but this madhouse, and that we cannot escape ever, because there is nowhere to escape to - except death (which is believed to be inevitable annihilation).
Note added: Yet, if we know that there is life beyond life, we can recognize and learn from our situation.