Likeability is a highly attractive personality trait. But just being likeable doesn’t make a person a decent character.
Mature, adult life is all about being guided in your actions by values and sound judgment as opposed to letting your urges and impulses run the show.
If people of character are given opportunity and freedom, greatness and prosperity inevitably follows. When people abuse the freedoms they have and behave recklessly and irresponsibly, all of society suffers.