The world is an awesome and incredibly beautiful place, a cosmic miracle. About half of the world is also seriously screwed up. The world didn't make itself that way. People did. People worked at making it beautiful or screwed up.
People work at making the world beautiful by using the tools of love, compassion, honesty, integrity, understanding, acceptance, fairness, thoughtfulness, unselfishness, sharing, giving, and helping one another.
While at the same time, people are working hard at making the world screwed up, using the tools of greed, intolerance, prejudice, judgment, arrogance, selfishness, thoughtlessness, deceit, corruption, hatred, and even evil.
It is not uncommon for one to be unable to tell one from the other because people have mastered the art of disguise, which I consider a social epidemic.
We have people in the latter group appearing to be from the former group, who live their entire lives unexposed. To attempt to expose one of these people is to attract judgment, even persecution. Those who clearly are members of the latter group are fortified, and attempts to expose them also lead to judgment, even persecution.
A heartbreaking realization is that most people who are actually in the former group are unwilling to confront the other group, choosing instead, to focus only on the work of making their own immediate surroundings beautiful.
We live in a giant paradox, where most wrong doing is never confronted, mostly because good people choose to build up their own comfort zones, rather than make the world a better place.