Adam Curtis, the writer, and producer of the BBC documentary series – The Century of the Self said his film was “the story of the rise of an idea that has come to dominate our society. It is the belief that satisfaction of individual feelings and desires is our highest priority.”
Modern society, with the aid of social media, promotes the ideas of “self-importance” over “self-sacrifice for the greater good”, and the immense importance of prioritizing my mind’s fantasies and desires.
If we are to have a conversation about what needs to change, people can sometimes get quite emotional about certain issues and lose objectivity. It is from this place that the idea of “my truth” has arisen, that you can have “your truth” and I can have “my truth”. The notion that truth is subjective and not objective is a great impediment to solving the great social, economic, and environmental challenges which face us.