Both culture and our own genetics control us more than we realize. We can’t do anything about our genes, but we can do something about how culture influences us.
We’re not going to have much luck in trying to change culture. At least, not as individuals. But we can change ourselves.
We can change ourselves by being more selective about what elements of culture we choose to engage with. We have a lot of control over what we listen to, what we watch, and who we hangout with.