It is difficult to make objective decisions because there is no objective scale to measure where we are and where we are going. Different people and cultures define success differently. This is why we can’t agree on the direction to go. We become stuck in the same habitual patterns. Playing the same record over and over again, hoping for something different.
Humans can’t wrap their head around this. Because we want to see measured improvement. We want to juxtapose, compare and contrast. And since there is no ideal or standard, we create one for yourself. But that doesn’t make it the “right” way to live.
Your definition of correct is wrong.