Someone (meaning I have no idea where this quote originated) once said “It’s easiest to ride a horse in the direction it is going.” Change is never easy. Never has been. For every one person who ever sought to facilitate change there were 100 people eager to resist it.
Although we have little control over much of what happens around us, it is we who choose from that list of options as to how we react to what happens around us. We can choose to change and adapt or we can choose to cling to the past as the world changes around us.