I'm not sure Lynx. I think it's learned. Humans learn to become asshats. I don't think they're born that way, maybe a few, but not the majority. They get thrown into a system that makes them ruthless and self-centered, then the pattern repeats. I see teenagers today that wouldn't pee on you if you were on fire, let alone take out the garbage or clean their room. The next generation will be even worse, if there is a next generation. The system knows how to manipulate human behavior and starts very early. I think they've even gotten to a point where this behavior actually modifies DNA so it become more systemic than ever.
It will take some massive enlightenment to turn this around before it self destructs. I have no idea when or where that might come from and won't be all that surprised if it never comes.
Also very true.
Far from everyone have that mindset to actually give a f about things which happens to, like for example then, wildlife on our planet.
Poverty is being exploited into making the already rich even more rich, so extinction of other species doesn't really count as all that important for those in need.
The World game changer is still lurking, hopefully in this very forum.
Maybe it is that simple, while also being that hard.
What else could be able to stop the madness of mankind, short of a comet or ET invasion or Earth opening itself up to get rid of us infesting fleas who's wreaking havoc all over the place.