You’re part of an idea. So is every variety of human.
One idea is that democracy is the best form of government. But we can’t hide its flaws. It still allows for bombastic celebrities to take charge.
Humans are also part of nature. We are to climate change what the asteroid was to the dinosaur.
Society happens to progress, but if it gives up the ideal efforts it withers. The epidemic of distraction caused by pervasive connectivity only drives the insouciance.