This is a story about a man who set out to change the world. But at first he was unsuccessful. So then he tried to change his country. But again he was unsuccessful. So then he tried to change his city. Yet again, unsuccessful. So he tried to change his neighborhood. No dice. Next up was his family. But his wife and especially his kids resisted (and resented) being changed big time.
At his wit's end, he started to change himself.
And you can guess what happened next. He changed himself, and his family changed, and his neighborhood changed, and his city changed, and his country changed, and his country changed.