It takes years to learn that we are all shades of gray, and to learn to take oneself lightly, and to keep on keeping on. When I used to embark on my self depreciating moods, Naren used to tell me I had a big ego. I understand today that to take one's failings too seriously is also to be egotistic.
And of course we the affluent are guilty. For our indulgences when elsewhere there is malnourishment. Our overconsumption and thoughtless consumption pattern is the cause of the breakdown. If we do not wear handloom when handloom weavers are starving, we are answerable. If we buy branded products, when small producers are starving, we are answerable.