At a certain point in time, our peoples started evolving in their technology with increasing speed. Food production went higher, the population exploded.
Our people were so occupied with the new-found technology and progress, that they lost their eyes for the beauty of life. They lost connection with mother earth - they called it 'nature', as if it was something different than themselves. They became distracted, with what they called 'success', and 'growth'. But they didn't mean growth like we understand it, as a realisation of potential, as a striving for goodness to the benefit of all. For them, it was a measure of how much single individuals were able to exploit the available resources of the planet they all lived on, the planet that belonged to all of humanity, to all of the animal kingdom and to all of the plants. Also, it was a measure of how much they were able to exploit one another: Other human beings who had in their understanding less right to survive, less right to receive food and shelter. Those beings were forced to trade their time and labor for paper, which possessed value to them, which they were able to trade for food and shelter.