There is the "nexus of mediating factors" that has caused a decline of wellbeing. Churches can be a great source of community--of coming together for sharing and disagreement. When people lose faith in government and religious institutions, they look for an alternate source of grounding. Unfortunately, sometimes that new source of grounding is rooted in greed, lust, and deceit, just like the institutions they left behind.

For example, look at the wellness industry. Greed has taken it over. Look at the many ways "yoga" has been commodified and marketed to sell products such as essential oils, "diet" products, and clothing.

Wellbeing should never be for sale.

Former TV person, current college professor and media researcher. Ironman triathlete, meditation teacher and yoga instructor. https://www.brad4d-wellness.com