But quite another, the solution.
A story on the Guardian site put me in mind of a Chaucerian motif (from The Pardoner's Prologue)
"Radix malorum est cupidatis"
The writer makes many points I recognise, but cannot see how to put right without irrevocable harm. We've come too far; now bound by the choices we make, every choice that follows is pretty much dictated by those that were made before.
Is it necessary to loose everything to understand the value of anything?