I was thinking, why did they made the West so rich in the last 6 decades? Sure, there was colonialism before, but in the first half of the 20th century most people in the West were still dirt poor. I've come to believe that those in global power on purpose made the West the extremely comfort driven, materially rich place it has become over the last decades, as a weapon to weaken us. So ironically, all that wealth then was a purposeful weapon to achieve what they knew it would achieve: a bunch of lazy, weak, fat, comfort seeking people. When you take away the more primal evolutionary pressures, people will just curb their effort to safe time and energy, to have enough for when tough times return (which probably at some point even the West will experience materially).