The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts. ~ Rene Descartes
For as long as you and I have been alive, we have been conditioned to Believe what we do so that we will think and act in accordance with those belief's. This is what creates a society.
Get good grades in school so you can go to college so you can get a good job to buy a house and raise a family. (Or) The more money you make the more successful you are, and the more stuff you can buy the happier you will be. Sound vaguely familiar?
Often the "Times have Changed" or "Things change" which causes us to re evaluate our old ways of thinking, and that is what causes us to change our beliefs.
Carefully consider the below and see if it just might make more sense to you in these times...
You can never change things by fighting an existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller