The answer to your question can be both yes and no...as highlighted in another answer here social change is dependent on the particular society and the individuals within that society demanding change. However any one person with a drive for change can act as a catalyst for social change.
On another note regarding an answer posted here...it astounds me that someone who has been a social worker can be so horrendously judgemental and make such broad sweeping statements!!! Did you never learn or embrace one of the core social work values: non-judgemental attitudes? Now I am not saying that all social workers are good people...because its a sad fact that social work and care draws power hungry individuals who are power freaks and who exploit the vulnerable people we aim to support. However not all are like this...like any other profession social workers have employers and seniors who at the end of day no matter what we assess an individual as requiring, we cannot over ride their decisions :/ We work within red tape consisting of multiple and often conflicting accountabilities, the law, and often **** peices of policy which makes social work such as grey area to work in that practitioners hardly know if they are coming or going!
I do believe that everyone has the right to their own thoughts and opinions...however that said...thoughts and opinions ba
Speaking as an ex social worker most of them are ******* do gooders from affluent backgrounds & have no understanding of social problems..They go in heavy handed or dont act at all , they dont understand the concept of a middle ground so if you are thinking of pursuing this as a career I would advise you to become a serial killer rather than a social worker...