It’s not just individuals who need to face their shadows. The same act is necessary for societies and nations. If there are bright, shining aspects, there will definitely be a counterbalancing dark side. No matter how high a wall we build to keep intruders out, no matter how strictly we exclude outsiders, no matter how much we rewrite history to suit us, we just end up damaging and hurting ourselves. You have to patiently learn to live together with your shadows.