I totally agree with Thay. All kinds of competition and comparison cause separation, discrimination, or the duality. That's why afflictions arise and people suffer. Most people have not recognized that competition is self-destruction.
The only solution must be a huge collective awakening as Thay said. Everyone needs to transform oneself from ego (separate self) to awareness (non-separate self). Ego (separate self) perceives and thinks. All perceptions and thoughts cause separation, discrimination, or the duality. That's why afflictions arise and people suffer. On the other hand, awareness (non-separate self) attains insight without thinking. That's why afflictions don't arise and people can generate joy and happiness by touching the wonders of life.
The insight attained by awareness is the wisdom of non-discrimination, non-separation, or the non-duality. Everything is made of everything else, or the whole cosmos. So, you are in me and I am in you. I am you and you are me. This non-separation, non-discrimination, non-duality, inclusiveness, or the wholeness will save us, or the whole cosmos.
Mindfulness is the method to revive awareness, and mindfulness and concentration are the methods to attain insight.
Buddha statues at Plum Village