We can all find ourselves to be flawed but the least we owe each other is to examine our flaws and always aspire toward becoming more humane. We'll fail and fail a lot, but we need to keep striving. Art is about this striving.
Gombrich once said, "There is no such thing as art, only artists." He was echoing Ruskin. It's easier to think putting anything on a canvas is art, it's easy to think there are a lot of different types of artists, but Ruskin and Gombrich knew otherwise. There is one and only one type of artist, and his/her art is an off-shoot of that person's desire for something more than our world expects of us.
In my dealings with folks in the art community, there have been some wonderful people. Really amazing people. Yet, I have seen raw greed, unmitigated ambition, pettiness, corruption. Indeed, lately I have been thinking that art, as it is in the USA, breeds corruption.
If every artist were actually aspiring toward a greater sense of humanity, we would have so many amazing influencers in the world naturally and organically bringing about change. The folks who seem to run the art world, however, often invite an artist to become a member of an upper social class, instead of making it possible for a person to always look for ways to become more humane and challenge what's wrong around us. Art is a form of integrating those who might initiate change into an economic system as harmless producers for higher members of that economic system.