If you wish to be happy, no one can stop you. Similarly, if you wish to be free, no one can stop you. In fact the universe encourages and supports your freedom. Why? Because to be happy and free is your natural state.
Don’t try to change the world. First, change yourself or rather, your self-perception, and you find the world automatically corresponding to the level of your understanding.
You will find that it has always been you who set the pace and depth of your experience by recognising and honouring your true nature.