Reality is activity, but change as well. Society (including the US administration, Wall Street, Republicans and Democrats) is about ignoring people's right to sensible degrees of change, which is why violence is a regular part of life.
I disagree with the idea that society is inherently about ignoring our rights, or the root cause of violence among us. I think the root cause of violence is competition.
Competition, which implies violence, territorialism, and eventually, cooperation, tribalism, and war, are, I think, features of biological evolution, which emerge from the nature of biology and environment. Population with traits that produce these phenomena grow, while those that don’t shrink. We humans, with our amazing ability to create growing systems of knowledge and ideas, are more complicated biological competitors, but despite some of those ideas being pacifism and service to others, on the whole, we are, like all biological organisms, competitive.
Systems arising from increased human intelligence and the civilization that grew along with it, such as governments, money, capitalism, democracy and totalitarianism, are, I think, caused by the innate competitiveness of biology, not the cause of it in humans.
Notice that I assert the competition arises not just from the nature of biochemistry, but from environment. To elaborate, I think one feature of environment is critical in giving rise to competition: scarcity of resources.
Environments where resources are abundant – that is, not scarce – favor the evolution of organisms with traits increasing their metabolic and reproductive efficiency. Where resources are scarce, the evolution of traits giving rise to attacking and defending against attack from competitors is favored. This applies to the simplest behaving organisms, like bacteria, and the most complex, like humans.
I believe that bettering our lives and the lives of our descendants is best accomplished by making the resources we need abundant. Among futurists, this idea is part of a collection usually called a post scarcity economy
. In a post scarcity economy, jobs and money are unnecessary.