It is a terrible thing when disillusionment born of the doings of others takes hold in one’s heart and mind. Perhaps even more profoundly when the heart is captured by such things. What can be said?
Of course, we understand that the human heart is fickle and open to all manner of contrivances and justifications and proclivitcal feelings. Fear? Intimidation? Failure of creativity? Loss of convictions? Selfishness? Sadness? Anxiety? All these and more overwhelm the mind – that which can keep at bay the heart when the heart is unable any longer to buck up.
So it is. When such things whelm common life, a society cannot much resist. When a society cannot resist, the individual hardly can much more.
What is to be done?