In an ideal world, according to pure economic theory, the world should be left to operate on its own so that it will find its natural equilibrium - a condition under which it can continue to reflect its true self on a sustainable basis. Everybody is perfectly capable of looking after himself or herself, all within the natural abilities endowed by nature. There is no inadequacy in the person nor the environment, and everyone is perfectly happy to an exact duplicate of the other, with only the difference of preference and personal choice.
This is the world of pure democracy, where everybody has a say and everybody can come to an agreement that is consistent with the views and opinions of everybody. There will be no dissension because everybody is understanding and is willing to compromise; all strong views can be boiled down to the happy medium.
The happy medium of exchange is money which is a worthless piece of plastic or blip of light intricately linked and maintained that is hard to reproduce but of no intrinsic value in itself. When accumulated irrationally due to a coding error in the system, there will be an undue build-up in some particular corner or node, and when the world is overcrowded with plastics or the room is full of bright lights, everything can be zeroised. Money can vanish into thin air, in a strange act of self-destruct. The money system can be restarted when another defect is found with the system biased towards one particular element which everyone accepts to be money.
But in an ideal world of compassion, the strong helps the weak, the rich helps the poor, and all human beings hold nature to be sacred. There reality is now, and now is always sufficient. The senses are spent in peaceful balance, timed by the natural breathing process of being alive. All that is required is made available by providence, and the only effort required is in the stretching out of the limbs and the gesticulating of the jaws, one against the other. Everything is natural, including the evacuation of waste.
An ideal man struggles against himself, in his fight against the demons which is also himself so that the good will prevail. The stabilisation of the system is that there should be no flair ups, and the human being is allowed to wear its mechanical self out to its ultimate physical limit. It is accepted self-aware obsolescence without warranty.
The reality is of course far removed from this ideal, and real men and women arise to try to make good the defects of the natural environment. As ideal men and women arise to fight the harsh reality, they impute the source of the harshness on other men and women, and justice is therefore demanded of nature by inflicting injustice on others. As the good slays the bad, in doing so, the good is transformed into bad, and a do-loop is created. Ordinary men and women find solace in this nasty world by the hardening of their resolution to rid this world of its evils.
Everybody is clever, and everybody else is wrong. This identity of human beings may be the final reduction of us to be exactly to each other while at the same time thinking that we are different in everywhere from others except by the one or two distinguishing features which we choose to identify with each other in order to create a fellowship.
p/s: My apologies for this flight to idealism as I try to rationalise the disconcerting world.