We are a product of nature, albeit an infinitesimal one. Nature includes quantum particles, black holes, and the expanding parts of the universe filled with dark energy. Within the scope of space-time, patience is really the only option.
THE SEARCH FOR SELF IN THE MATRIX OF SOCIAL GOVERNANCE
As humanity is an infinitesimal part of nature, an individual has gained a similar position in regards to modern society. Lost in the massive swarm of humanity, there are small particles of amino acid-based life forms consumed with a futile search for self. It seems such a long time and distance from when these same life forms were part of small tribes wandering the savannah. It is certainly debatable to question how close they were to possessing an understanding of self, but it seems clear to me that they had an understanding that was much clearer than ours.