A deeper meaning: human greed takes a toll on the planet and in us
What you are describing is the impact of our activities on us, other beings and planet Earth through our present thought, and societal systems. Is there even more profound meaning to this?
Human insecurity, greed and senseless competitiveness of being ahead and sustaining wealth longer are colossal problems. Everyone wants to be a millionaire or billionaire. It is a mirage which cannot happen because there is already a heavy toll on Earth, as it is struggling to cope, and it is going to shake off excess debris, not only in the physical form, but also karmic toxins created by us. When human greed takes over, it causes disturbance such that Nature responds and imposes its law by unleashing calamity upon us.