Where a lot of social problems stem is with selfishness
Relationships fail because partners fails to understand the others needs due to want of sex and attention rather than mutual affection
Businesses fail because they fail understand the needs of their patrons/employees due to fixation on profits.
Governments fail because they fail to understand the needs of their citizens due to lust for power.
Cities fail because the citizens fail to understand the needs of their own communities/neighbors.
Countries fail because they fail to understand the needs of their cities and fellow countries.
The World aka We fail because we fail to understand ourselves.
I heard that we need to replace the golden rule with the platinum rule.
Do unto others as they would want done unto them.
The Platinum Rule
-James Revels III