Yes, after that nice musica interlude... I can say "Well said DQ". I have no argument with you on what you say.
As long as one submerges himself into the collective "we", the chance that the baggage of the past will come along with is a probable likelihood, at least to some degree. Until enough of the members of that collective take their heads out of the clouds and plant their feet firmly on the ground, the mob mind that is nestled close to its animal heritage roots of the past will tend to 'react' as opposed to 'respond' to situations as they arise.
I prefer to use the word 'respond', in reference to the spontaneous use one's intelligence as opposed to the habitual use of an implanted social conscience within the intellect. 'React' seems to be analogous with a 'knee jerk' type of reaction, that is basically automated and robot-like in its nature, to the countless number of situations that are to be encountered. For many, to access this intelligence, this may require the removal of several decades of accumulated dust.