If the Talmud is simply teaching that you can be good through your own power, then it’s not surprising that so many Jews are evil. It would be just like everyone else. Lots of people think they can overcome evil with their own power. This is nothing but Satanism which states man can determine good and evil on his own. In the Book of Genesis, Satan specifically said that to Adam and Eve.
This makes sense, as people determining what is good and evil on their own is highly subjective,but this isn’t about “beauty in the eye of the beholder” – we’re talking about moral justice.