Nature is harsh, but we have more power than we imagine to counter its effects on ourselves and especially one another. It's easier to create civil/interpersonal systems in imitation of it because hope is hard to maintain long enough to carry a big plan into the implementation phase. It is not always harmful to delay actualization of an original idea, but the motivations for such a delay beg as close philosophical scrutiny as the idea does. Fatiguing feeling (Jungian feeling) out of existence isn't what bureaucracy is for.
Agree on expectation being pain, but solving the problem internally shouldn't be an excuse to keep that solving power to oneself. Not that anyone suggested that, but responding relationally to RW's thought about letting the world burn in inner peace.