No! Sometimes, in the hands of immense wisdom, shame is the only thing that works to wake us up.
“And you grousle and heckle and dodge about like pettyfogging Tammony Hole hucksters. See what is before you. See the here and now, that’s the hardest thing, the only thing that accounts. Abolishing slavery by constitutional provisions settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Two votes stand in its way. These votes must be procured”.
Lincoln (from the movie Lincoln)
Some times it takes a very specific kind of shaming to wake up humans from their errant and needless wallowing in the mire. And no amount of cold comfort can do the same!