So the next logical step for all of us individually and collectively when possible is to better ourselves based upon what honorable principles we hold dear. Honorable principles are the process by which we judge ourselves. I have gone full circle on this in the many years of my life. I have been despicable in my eyes and I have been magnificent. Surely I am a harsh judge and a biased one all at the same time so I usually fall somewhere between not bad and kind of good. Which is where most all of us live as well. I am not judging just basing my assumption on the inherent goodness we humans aspire toward.
So all the outside noise about us from others, whether good or bad, is just noise. We are the ones who have the capability to judge ourselves objectively without prejudice if we truly want to be what we know we can be. None of us is a lost cause. I have come from the dregs of my existence and found peace and fulfillment. Life is many cycles and what matters most is to get through those cycles quickly so that we can focus on being the best human being we know we can be.