If there is far superior intelligent life out there watching us then I hope they will intervene before we do something that would send the world into an apocalyptic state.
"Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
I think other alien life are about the same or less than us technology wise so that's the reason we can't get a hold of each other because we are galaxies apart.
Due to the vastness of our universe even statistically speaking there is high chance of Intelligent Life on other planets.
But the same statistics apply to us. Given our 'poor' technology in space travel, we have very limited ways of finding other lifeforms only in our neighborhood. Whereas other civilizations with high technology advancements can increase their search radius. However given the same statistics of finding a needle in a haystack, it will take time for us to get contact from another Intelligent Civilization.
We break from Directly Meeting With Aliens to share interesting fact from yesteryear:
Today is: 12th November (GMT), in history on the 12th of November, 1995 AD the following event happened:
New York MTA raises subway and bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50