Evolution of our consciousness is a combination of nature and nurture. We have the capacity to create an environment that will enable us to evolve into a higher level of awareness. Step by step, we can build ourselves forward.
First we fight ourselves to control our own behavior in order to build a better society, which allows us to evolve into the environment that we created.
The danger is to create an environment that does not pressure our evolution in a direction that we wish to go.