On the surface, anybody is well-meaning, and any way of living is righteous. But peel the layer of them juuust a little bit and you’ll see the contradictions. Because, in the end, who’s unbiased?
Those contradictions exist on a spectrum. Being a damn lie is the far end. On the other end, (excellence, perfection, flawlessness) there are very few people, like Muhammed and Jesus, depending on your belief system.
What we call “journey” is essentially a series of spotting your own flaws and then working on them. That’s a hard, hard thing to do. But the concept is simple. There’s absolutely no reason to overcomplicate it. Overcomplicating it is, although it can be because issues are serious, usually hiding under the fog.