I think the thing about all of this that is so hard to get rid of is that is is so ingrained into our society that most of us don't even realize it. We have become numb to it. It reminds me of a scene from the Fairly Odd Parents (yes I know but bare with me) when Timmy gets stuck in a literal rut at school and doesn't even notice it. The thing that sucks is that the rut is so deep at this point that it is easier just to make it deeper then to get out of it. Big changes need to happen for us to get out of that rut.