Question: Is it in any way beneficial for anyone in society if they complain about shortcomings of the social systems and the humans that created them? Shouldn’t we instead just consistently be trying to work on improving the world around us?
Answer: You are right of course. The problem is that we are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying nature. Thus we like to criticise, reveal bad things, mistakes, sins in others. Then we can feel ourselves higher, better than them. The failure of others, seeing them “below ourselves” is more important to us than a positive solution.
It is this instinctive “self-love” and “hatred of others” which drives us into crisis all the time and prevents any chance for true, meaningful solutions.
Unless we all recognize, accept that we are all sailing in the same boat (in this globally integrated and interdependent world), and we all have the same selfish, egoistic, greedy and hateful nature to start with, we won’t be able to solve our mounting, global problems.
After such a “brutally honest” recognition we finally can search for ways to correct, upgrade our nature first of all, so we could start building positive, sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections, cooperation above and despite our instinctive reactions.
Thus we have to start the process with a unique, “global/integral education/upbringing” program that can help us understand how interconnected and interdependent we are, and how we can rise above ourselves in order to build the life saving, mutual interconnections.