I know what you mean. Of course life is not black and white, but I am not describing life here. I am trying to make a clear point. I want to draw attention to a certain perspective. And I am speaking from my own experience.
I agree with you that you and your environment are inseparable. This is why I think you should choose your environment consciously and change it if you feel you need a better one.
I also share your opinion that you should fight against non-ethical actions. I haven’t promoted the idea of tolerance in that context at any point. What I’m doing here is basically a fight against the lack of ethics, although I would rather call it an encouragement of ethics.
I am not sure I understand the last sentences you highlighted. Are you talking about a concrete business model or do you mean business models in general? When you say ‘We might optimize all those view/click/spent-time metrics; but in what world are we going to live in?’ are you referring to Medium?