Is there a realistic model upon which we can build our world, both societally and personally?
It seems every model for practical living, both societal and personal, ends up defeating itself. In the political sphere, communism and capitalism often end up frustrating their own purposes. Similarly, personal ideals for living too often lead to that which they sought to avoid in the first place, or else to ignorance and nearsighted decisions. Is there any model that we can use to encounter our world, as society and as individuals, that can support itself when implemented practically? Or is this a doomed venture? If not, what would this model look like?