Attempting to change the world according to one’s vision is a tremendous act of pride.
It is a declaration that you are not some lowly creature, unworthy of being, but instead an entity with divine creative agency.
To create is to declare you are worthy of creation.
To transform the external is to put faith in the internal.
The passive and the malevolently destructive suffer most of all from a lack of faith in their own humanity. They see the aspirations of others as vain, and believe all ambition stems from a domineering greed.
To them, all billionaires are evil, and all artists pathetically self obsessed.
Fortunately, most do not subscribe to this sort of nihilistic self loathing.
Most people think the world is improvable, and thus worth improving, Many take on this task as a personal responsibility, and trust that compensation will come as an inevitable result of their efforts.
If you recognize your creative impulse as a fragment of the divine, motivation and pride will become your default mode of being.
And if the word “divine” bothers you, think of it this way;
Your consciousness is the result of three billion years of reiterative design and engineering, eventually resulting in the human brain. And you don’t have to be religious to recognize the human brain is the single most complex object in the known universe.
So be prideful, without hubris. Understand what powers you possess, and what responsibility those powers bestow upon you.
Because without that pride, without that profound self belief, what right have you to create?
What right have you to exist?
Pride is a necessity, not a luxury.
And those without it condemn not only themselves, but the entire human race.