I gues what I'm really getting at here, is..why waste time trying to make this world something it's not. Please don't take that wrong, I mean in the nicest and deepest way, think about it.
It is stated in a Course in Miracles, that You shouldn't try to change the world, but rather change your mindset upon it. I have certainly done that, and I feel that if one veiws the world and mankind from a Pragmatists point of veiw, that it will, in turn, lead to inner-peace. This ties in with Buddhism too, it's roots run deep. Look as badness as not being certain things that go on in this world, like wars and such, but as a side of humankind that will always be present. We should just accept that we can't escape it, it's innevitable. Learn to work around it, learn to channel it into strength of spirit.