Protocols (paradox of Protocols)

Overproduction of convenience creates codependency. If we produce too many useful things, we create a surplus of people who is no longer necessary or useful to our goalpost changing. 

which in turn can create a pool of Übermensch who are dependent on these conveniences and may become less self-sufficient as a result

Quote (Groucho) exposes paradox of protocols/values, esp. honesty/integrity. In capitalist societies, success often requires self-interest/competition over ethics. Otoh success/recognition often requires conformity to norms, regardless of personal beliefs

Paradox of protocols/values + prioritizing prevailing economic paradigm over chill = overproduction of convenience to maintain illusion of progress/prosperity. But this overproduction worsens underlying problems we’re trying to solve via protocols