When everyone takes on the ‘it’s-so-hard-to-change-things’-mentality, then, yes, it becomes hard to change things.
The fastest way to make the world a better place:
1) SHARPLY increase progressive taxation.
2) GUARANTEE the BASICS of life (food, water, shelter, health…)
The problem is that the typical middle-class voter is only concerned with their own lot and not the lot of the very poor. Thus, when you end up with a situation where there is no longer any true freedom of speech because everyone is chained to an employer, society begins to reap what it sows.