Each person is an independent unit. Each individual directs or influences their own fate through conscious decision. Independent humans can be influenced by other independent humans. Independence of independent humans is diminished by this influence.
The optimum state is independence. The independent human rejects or resists control by other humans. Even if the influence is positive a human may reject the influence so as to preserve the independent state. An individual may even choose a negative corrosive course rather than accept outside control, influence.
That said, humans are disappointing as to their choices and behavior.
Judgments are made by comparing reality with optimum desired states. Naturally, each individual has their own criteria through which they visualize optimum desired states. I am no different.
Moral states and immoral states are delineated through utilization of established criteria. Through this process an individual can fabricate a conceptualization of what an ideal reality might comprise.
Sadly, humans do not reflect the ideal reality I have envisioned. As a result a condition akin to depression has resulted.
It is not control I desire. Nevertheless, the disappointment persists.
The criteria is sound, and changing it is not desired. The process of judgment by which the conclusion has been reached is as sound. The only course open to me is to become indifferent. Why is that always the conclusion: indifference? Is that not the same as “giving up”, accepting the inevitability of what is? It has been said by some that “One man with a vision can make a difference”, but that seems rather idealistic under the prevailing reality.