Can modern humanity live without breaking the cycle at all?

Of course it can. A prosperous human existence depends on harmony with the environment: careful, rational use of natural resources, preservation of biological diversity of living beings, proper soil cultivation and the use of funds in agriculture for growing plants and animals, the creation of waste-free industries with no harmful emissions into the environment.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.