If you use only the mind (your society’s social conscience) and not your heart, you cannot determine what is right and wrong with any clarity. You will constantly over think and come up with a million scenarios over what can be good or bad in whatever situation. Thus, your mind will become very confused. Your ridiculous mind is dependent on society because the mind is like a fat baby who constantly needs its milk.
I would go close to saying Society is basically a disease. Not unequivocally, because Society has done many things to help its citizens, like Social Security Income and national highways, parks and recreation, and public libraries. But how do these compare with poisoning the minds of its citizens. Often, Society upholds deplorable value systems and beliefs that are passed on from generation to generation, like dwarfism or cystic fibrosis.
When you seek truth, you must find it within yourself and with God (as defined in all religions starting with the golden rules that all major religions share, like love and kindness). Without using your heart, it is like you have been standing on a beach as a sea turtle, never entering the ocean. Once you enter the water by using your heart, you will come to such a realization, you will become humbled. So, let the light shine in. As the Dalai Lama wrote, enlightenment comes whenever a drop of water on a wave realizes it is just part of the entire ocean. The drop of water on the wave doesn’t put forth effort, it simply has a pure, choiceless, effortless, existence grounded in love and compassion. The awakening inside you allows you to effortlessly see things as they are. There is no arising of thinking and making difficult choices simply based on what you think Society approves of or disapproves of.
Using your heart allows you to transcend the bigotry that Society often espouses. For example, as I write, the U.S. President, Barack Obama is showing all tolerance towards homosexuals. It used to be that all of Society thought homosexuality is an abomination against God. Luckily, Society is now changing its stance and being increasingly tolerant, like many states like Massachusetts allowing gay marriage. If you were one to use your heart in pure consciousness, being awaken in love and kindness, then you would have a head start and act more kindly, earlier, than your fellow citizens.