Since all conditioned phenomena are impermanent, we should not be attached to anything, but should instead exert ourselves diligently to avoid evil,do only good and purify our minds.
The ways that the larger society operates always influences individuals. But at the same time,individuals influence and construct their social groups.
Individual change the societies they live in as they change themselves,especially perhaps in an affluent,develop society like ours where highly educated individuals enjoy a great deal of autonomy.
It is the voice of experience that speaks. It reflects a life that has passed through many contradictions,disillusionment,and disappointments, and which tasted and tested.
Everything. Having embraced the extremes of wisdom and "madness," it advises neither, but rather a via media that accepts, Life, love, and ordinary.