Private property is probably the silliest idea civilized people invented next to war. The brilliant fellow who cut the valley floor I live on, perpendicular to the watershed and bulldozed Indian burial mounds, promptly died of colon cancer after he sold off his McFarms. Talk about instant karma.
The original natural earth is almost gone. Invaders have stolen, replaced, enslaved or destroyed it. The invasion of the Americas began in 1492 when Columbus was found lost at sea. Wave after wave of brutal invaders followed bringing a mind disease and invasive species. The world today would look like Mars to the original inhabitants.
Why is it important to understand what civilization is? Because you cannot improve or cope with something unless you know what it is and what actually is causing it.
Besides recycling what can we do that makes the biggest difference for a better world? Hint: Recycling is not on the list.
To save the world you have to know what is causing the problem. There is one thing destroying the world. Everything else is just a symptom of this one idea.
The business as usual period of society that we grew up in is beginning to come to a close. The change to a future we cannot see yet will be driven by winds of change.
If you are happy with a price of property you own, come on, you are only thinking about yourself.