Pursue money and power like your life depends on it
Moral people need to develop killer instinct instead of being polite and satisfied losers. There is no dignity in moral high ground if you keep on losing .
Those who contribute to the well being of the community and move us forward as a species should also pursue money and power.
If they don't, it creates a vacuum where lesser people move in. As an example, if historians, social reformers, journalists, thinkers, philosophers, doctors, engineers, financiers, scientists, businessmen don't pursue power and money, others will. The mere presence of good people keeps unsavory characters away.