On Facebook, I have a weekly event posted titled: Weekly Ascension Meditation. ( Weekly Ascension Meditation) Previously, the header image was of some young monks meditating. I changed the header picture to show regular people meditating. You don't have to be a monk in a monastery to meditate. Regular people like you and me, can easily sit quietly with eyes closed, focusing upon our breathing. If while doing so you set the intention to increase the expression of peace and love in your life, it will promote life experiences which match that intention.
Regular people, just like you and me, can make all the difference in the world through your incorporating meditation (even for as little as 5 minutes at a time,) into your daily routine.
As more and more people find peace within their meditative practice, then carry that out into their daily lives, massive improvements in all relationships are thereby enabled.
How does the Earth Ascend? One person at a time.
Therefore, I encourage you to meditate each day, find peace, love, contentment, and compassion through this practice, then bring this into the world as you walk your path in life.
If you don't care about the rest of the world, that's okay, do it for your own benefit. The world benefits by your meditation whether you know it, or believe it or not.