Most of us might agree (just based on our own experiences) that making ego/fear based choices leads to negative long term results while making more loved based choices leads to more positive long term results. This can be observed in a single PMR lifetime. The system is driven by the same fundamental process as we are: evolve or fade away (die). We are the system. If the systems does not evolve, it "dies" and we fade away with it... from a grand organization of information and experiences to a scattering of useless bits of unorganized nothing (high entropy).
I do understand what you are saying though. In some ways we are the manual laborers of the system, the foot soldiers... working in the blood, sweat, and tears of the PMR trenches. We really just have to trust that the "higher ups" in the chain of command know what is best.. until our awareness grows big enough to better understand the processes. Imagine a kid thinking how dumb and useless school is.. who needs this crap.. the teachers are stupid... I can do it on my own.. etc. Then that kid gets older and realizes that going to school actually was in his best interest. We can go against the grain. It is not so much that the system makes us evolve, but that we ourselves are involved in the same fundamental process.
And to be clear, the way to reduce entropy (as I understand it) is not just
though having positive intent. The key is experience.. which can come in many different shapes and sizes. All those experiences show us what I stated above: making ego/fear based choices leads to negative long term results while making more loved based choices leads to more positive long term results.
The only way to learn that at the being level is through experience. The more experiences we have, the more clear and natural that becomes. As toddlers we often walked right into walls and tables, etc. As adults we don't really think about not walking into things, we just avoid them with out thinking about it. It becomes natural. This is comparable to experience and having positive intent (at the being level).
That's my current take anyway...
The best thing we can do for others (the system) is to improve our self, the best thing we can do to improve our self is to help others. How's that for a paradox? :)