Optimism is cowardice. That's from Oswald Spengler (The quote is great, but the book "The Decline of the West" is, IMHO, rather tedious and overblown. Still, a great quote).
Despair is a sin. That's from the traditional Roman Catholic teachings.
If you think that everything is just going to work out, that your government has your best interests at heart, and don't concern yourself with politics, then you are a coward. Face the facts: bad things are coming if you humans don't change course.
If you just give up because 'the system' is too powerful, and you feel that you are just one voice in the crowd, and nothing can be done, then you are guilty of the sin of despair. The only reason that things won't get fixed is if everyone feels that way. You have to take a leap of faith, and try, and perhaps set an example.
You must refuse to surrender to the trap of 'lesser of two evils' voting, because 'everyone' tells you how pointless that is ('everyone' being the 100 or so billionaires that control your mass media).
I suggest Jeff Sessions for president of the United States of America. Because he is pretty much the only politician in a senior position that is standing up for the average worker - not with empty promises like that shameless corporate whore Obama, but with real actions and real votes. He is also about the only decent politician with a thick enough skin to refuse to buckle against the outrageous slanders that will be hurled against any non-fake opponent of the oligarchy (Yes, I'm thinking of you, Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich).
So Jeff Sessions for President.
If you have a better idea, I'm all microphones and audio codecs. But don't just tell yourself that it will somehow all work out, or that there is nothing to be done.
Because optimism is cowardice, but despair is a sin.