Inherited animal motivations, necessary for survival, impede realization of enlightenment unless they are understood and controlled.
a small surplus unequally distributed
a large surplus unequally distributed
a large surplus equally distributed
Inherited competitive accumulation, necessary when the surplus was small, prevents equal distribution of a now large surplus.
Both psychologically and socially, an earlier necessity becomes a later hindrance and generates an intermediate stage. Most human beings have unenlightened motivations but the potential for enlightenment. Society has continued poverty but the potential for global wealth.
The optimum state is realized individuals in an equal society.