You know how, sometimes, when a machine overheats, it simply shuts down? That’s a pretty good analogy for what we're seeing. Overwhelmed by unanswerable questions of what to do, who to trust, where to turn, and whether any of it even matters, many of us are opting out. Choosing to assume that someone else might step in, or more drastically, concluding that there’s nothing to be done in the first place. Today, the distance between wanting to try, trying, and actually doing feels massive — and the forces of the world aren’t doing much to help us close those gaps.