The only way to make your environment, your job, your friends, your family, your past or your city better is to make yourself better. I love this video because it mediates the lyrics, building something much broader that's at peace. Instead of pointing out the flaws of others, they zoom in on Fink and the band becomes a mess of pores, sweat, motion, stress.
"You don't want to hurt yourself, hurt yourself
By looking too closely."
Of course the intention is that we, the listeners, do just that; because that's what Fink is doing. And hurt is inevitable, as they say, but suffering is optional.