Can you live a right life

Can you live a right life amid mass illusion? Do political and economic structures render inconsequential and ineffective our individual attempts to upgrade the ethics of our lifestyle?
It can seem that as individuals, for the most part, we are cast and framed within predetermined social roles.
Yes, we can choose our mask, swap costumes. But in a high-tech consumer society, arenít things the real players, the dynamic movers and shakers–not people?
In an artificial human civilization things, commodities, dance to the music. They have life, while we, their loyal subjects, are shells, spent and hollow.

Devamrita Swami