It’s true, everyone not going forward is literally getting sucked back to the past. Those who are going forward are literally sling shotting to the future.
It’s all based on free will alone. No one can choose for anyone else. All they can do is be what they are and make what’s going to happen anyway, happen faster. Everyone pretending otherwise is already aware of this, probably because they’ve been bouncing back and forth for eons, and they secretly want to stop it. Unconsciously or not.
The big pit is the outer rim of this society with all those who chose to go back each time just to feed desires and go darker and darker.
When you wake up you’ve remembered what was holding you back the whole time and see the situation in a new light.
Either something introduced that there for you to wake up through, or you were asleep in your own body unable to realize that.