We have a tendency to indulge in the negative and overlook the positive. If there is any work to be done, it is to try to focus on the positive.
The answer to the question of why disengagement is so prevalent is more likely that modern man does not deliberately seek to understand himself and address the nature of his internal dialogue.
Now I would hazard to say that the only person who can make a meaningful and helpful contribution to the world that they’re in is the cooperative person.
Receptive attention means that in that moment you give attention to things that are actually going on; you are actually perceiving the world itself and not some very limited part of it defined by your objectives.