Wider experience does not necessarily provide deeper meaning; one negative aspect of the global acculturation presently taking place is the superficial appropriation of other cultures while rejecting even the creative and positive aspects of one's own culture. This failure to provide global, inclusive and profound points of personal reference is complicated by conflicting loyalties and no sense of belonging to any community. With few, if any, symbols or values beyond the personal or of a global nature, people become desensitized to human suffering, feel that their lives are meaningless, and desire to escape reality. Overwhelmed by the demand to include widely-diverse groups, intersocial groupings retreat into familiar, parochial value schemes and egocentricity. Although such values are easily understandable to even the simplest observer, they are nonetheless totally divorced from the actual situation and present day requirements.