We all cling to our status quo in one form or another. Where we live, who we interact with, how we make our living are examples of concepts in our mind that materialize every morning the second we open our eyes. The status quo surrounds us like a ship taking us where we want to go and protecting us from falling into the endless ocean that surrounds us. Everyone of course wants to have as much control over where the ship is going as possible because if you find your ship going in a direction you don't want to go in, than you become a prisoner on board your own ship. And what's even worse than the fact that you lost control of your own ship is the fact that you suspect the captain, who stole control away from you, doesn't really know where he's going either. So you get to the point where you want to change the status quo.
Mostly, I find, people try to get back the control of their own ship by overpowering the ones in control by the very means they used to get control away from you. So basically your life consists of a kind of mutiny against those in control or if you have control your mind is always occupied with how to keep control. The problem however, never gets solved. Whether your a prisoner on your own ship or the captain on a ship full of prisoners, you are still a victim of the status quo. You are never going to get to where you need to be.
There are a few people who have figured out the answer to this problem. You have to let go of the status quo and become the empty boat. You stop trying to control others and when somebody reaches into your inner being to control you, they find no handles to control you with. When people have any complaints about the position or direction of your boat, they go to complain to the captain but find your boat is empty. There is nobody to complain to because the only thing you want out of life is your own destiny.