If people truly recognized that the world is a self evolving organic system that is constantly creating itself and all matter on it, and that we are inter-related in a horizontal fashion and not hierarchal; that humans are not here necessarily to be at the top of the food chain but maybe be in service to all of life, we would organize society in a much friendlier fashion for everyone.
We have reached a point where Darwin's theory wrongly interpreted is causing the demise of millions of species, plant and animal and now even human, because of our ego propensities towards wanting to be wealthy and comfortable at the expense of all other lives. Just because humans can create culture does not give them license to forget our origins. The Universe is self-creating and doesn't care about human's big brains...if in fact our brains create desolation on earth, we will be spun off this planet as quickly as we are killing other life forms.
So which society is best? The one that has truly enlightened leaders, and sometimes that is a lawyer, sometimes a poet and sometimes a drama teacher. Enlightenment is a process whereby a person understands the interdependence of life and is compassionate and is willing to fight all the egotists trying to bring him/her down!