The laws of change state that when you act positively it changes the future. Every time someone does a positive act it affects the future by making it more positive. When stagnation and non-action exist, the future gets more terrifying. It is a very simple formula for getting out of any rut you are in. Even when the worst conditions exist around you, the moment that you act positively toward a vision like helping your neighbors, the world and the future suddenly appear brighter.
It is only when you are doing nothing toward changing the current reality or trying to maintain the way things are that the current reality gets frightening. When you act positively, you start to remember who you are truly and then that opens up even more positive possibilities.