If we were all without knowledge, or ignorant, then our government could do whatever they please and we would not even question them. Once we gain knowledge, and only then, do we become difficult to govern.
Be mindful of your thoughts, do not let them overwhelm you. In times of stress and anxiety, you only need to think of your breathing.
Realize then that every moment is precious that we can enjoy with our loved ones, with our material possessions, and with others in the world.
Gold in the eyes makes it hard to see anything else. Let us remember how precious everything is.
We need to plan for today and enjoy today for our spirits, and plan for tomorrow for our materialistic needs to be able to put food on the table and have shelter.