Societies are changed from the bottom up, not the top down. (John Naisbitt, author and futurist)
This is an election year in the United States. The candidates for public office are making all kinds of promises, wanting us to believe that they, by themselves, can bring change and improvement to our society. As Naisbitt points out, however, lasting change must come from the citizens themselves. Their wholesome activity is the only hope for real change.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).