As usual, I have several manifestos at various stages of unfinished-ness that I keep ego-trapping my way out of publishing here, and once enough time goes by on them they get tossed on the ash heap of forever-unfinished-manifestos. I get very irritated with other people when they do the same thing, but trust me when I say this comes from a place of immobilizing perfectionism rather than derelict sloth.
Check out Chloe Valdary - The Heart Speaks podcast
perhaps this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ekj9GoSCAE
Amazing. I'm reading LOTR too! and I read the Great Divorce a few years ago. I've been exploring Christianity, after 35 years as an atheist. weird stuff.
I think Jonathan Haidt would argue that it's easy to loose a shared worldview because social media largely replaced people socializing and it largely incentivized hostility and tribal group identity with no constraints. Maybe even the strongest shared values society would falter in the face of retweets and up votes? Thanks for sharing your book recommendations, have you ever read Helen Pluckroses Cynical Theories? I stumbled upon it and it's pretty good.