One of the most profound ways in which my understanding changed was when I realized that people did not want what-was-Good.
For most of my adult life, I operated under the assumption that many or most people wanted what-was-Good but did not understand how to get it, or were too timid to put their desires into action. It was not until the first decade of the new millennium that I gradually realized that The Problem was much deeper and more serious - because it was the motivation for Good that was lacking.
Before I became a Christian I was unclear about the nature of Good - and I was mostly concerned with material Goods - so the above insight came when I was advocating to defend pretty mainstream Goods; such as the honesty and integrity of medicine, teaching and scholarly researches against the corrupting effect of managerialism and bureaucracy.
The first insight was that my motivation to defend such mainstream material Goods was actually based on transcendental values - values that went beyond the material.
For instance, that my defence of science was rooted in a transcendental (not practical, material, everyday) believe in the value of Truth. Or that my defence of the conditions necessary for human creativity, or genuine education, were rooted in a conviction that this was a Good Thing in itself - not just as a means to some material end.
The second insight was that my own idealistic identification with transcendental Goods implied that there must be a personal creator God, and I must actually 'believe-in' Him. Or else, if not, then the only rational course was to forget delusory notions of Truth and the like; and optimize my career and lifestyle - as nearly-all my acquaintance among doctors, teachers and scientists were doing.
(In other words, unless there really-was a personal creator God; then my convictions were irrational - and instead the corruptest of my colleagues ought to be regarded as role models.)
What this amounted to was a recognition that extremely few people (extremely few) are significantly motivated towards Good action, towards a Good world - and this is why it doesn't happen, but instead the opposite.
If this was not already obvious by the bureaucratic subversion and linkage of the world's major institutions/ corporations/ organizations in the decades preceding 2020 - it became so after the birdemic was used to excuse a worldwide totalitarian takeover.
The fact that there was near-zero resistance to the birdemic-excused changes in human life from politics, the legal profession, the Christian churches, universities, the police and military etc etc - but instead eager compliance and advocacy of the gross lies used to justify psychological and social destruction - is consistent with the interpretation that what happened was what they wanted to happen.
In sum: global totalitarian evil has been rolled-out rapidly, under the feeblest and most obviously incoherent and dishonest of pretexts - birdemic, peck, climate, antiracism, transagenda, and now the fight against the Fire Nation. This strategy has received enthusiastic support from almost every person and organization with power/ status/ influence. And this shows the real and most-dominant motivations of Men.
The world is getting what the world is wanting - and although nearly-everybody will hate the consequences of what-they-want: there is no doubt that the world has overwhelmingly asked-for-evil, and overwhelmingly rejected any alternative Good understandings.
No action will be taken to prevent or reverse world war, economic destruction with starvation, endemic violence, genuine-plague - or any other Apocalyptic crises that the demon-allied leadership chooses to inflict on the masses.
No action will be taken - but Not because of the practical or logistical difficulties of taking action; but because there is no real motivation towards Good.
Things will Not get better - things will not even cease to get worse... because people do not want that.
The motivations of the masses are towards their own destruction - most obviously physical destruction, but ultimately and primarily their own spiritual destruction.
Unless we can comprehend and acknowledge that fact, and allocate responsibility accordingly; we will fail to understand the world collapse and catastrophe that is being both engineered by leaders, and yearned-for by the led.
What is required is change of motivation, which entails a change in ultimate aspirations and beliefs. The spiritual is primary - and the material catastrophe will not even be addressed (let alone improved) until after Men's motivations are reversed and redirected from their current affiliation with evil, towards alliance with Good (which is God).