To be a better person, don't be harmless.
If you're harmless, you're not virtuous. You're just harmless.
You're like a rabbit; it can't do anything but get eaten. It's not virtuous.
If you're a monster, and you don't act monstrously, then you're virtuous.
But you also have to be a monster.
The hero has to be a monster. A controlled monster.
Incorporate the part of yourself that is monstrous, develop it, and own it.
- Jordan Peterson