At the heart of our human nature is the need to question our own lives; to search for the meaning within all things. So when society becomes shallow, materialistic and without spiritual morals, then that aspect of our nature which needs there to be a meaning, a purpose, to our existence will seek that purpose elsewhere. Witness the seeming ease with which fundamental extremism sways those trying to find their way.
If our society is to save itself, the path to doing so lies in a return to basic morality, decency and a sacred respect for humanity and the natural world in which we live. Mankind must believe in something, be it God, nature, or the intrinsic goodness inherent within ourselves.
Tragically, what our society believes in at this moment centres around material things and the belief that whoever has the most of these things, wins. We have abandoned the needs of the human spirit and, in so doing, allowed darkness to envelop light.