We have come to discover that a high level of serotonin (the leadership chemical, and what falls during depression) improves one's ability to think abstractly.
Some of our greatest gains in thinking about ethics that make us able to deal with a wider and more varied culture have come from abstract framing of fairness: Kant, Mill, etc.
At some point is that approach itself somewhat problematic? Have we passed that point? Are we just making higher demands on those less well equipped to deal with life, and is that not in itself unfair? Where can this stop, or can it be mitigated in some way? (These are just stops along the way, and not separate questions I would like to ask.)
It seems to me that people in the modern world are either drowning in detail they cannot accommodate or aspiring for a sense of order through abstraction they cannot attain or maintain. Is this just a subjective impression, or is it something philosophically addressable?