Let us not put blame on one person or the other. People will act as how they want to. Focusing your efforts on why they are not doing the right things will not make the situation any better. If you think that we can do better as a society, that is wonderful. It means that you care. However the reality might be that you are amongst the very few. So you can choose to focus on that, and how the present society is doomed or you can start to care more, show a little more empathy to others and encourage more people to follow suit. And the best form of encouragement is to give away empathy to people. Be empathetic to others and they might pass it along to someone else. Yes, you are right. The world could use a little more empathy. And it can very well start with you.