Then change them, as long as it is not to the detriment of your own lifestyle.
I, also, am a college student in a very conservative area. I see many things that I dislike and would love to change, but the process of changing them would upset more things that it would solve.
It would be like using a priceless vase to try to swat a fly. Whether or not you kill the fly, you're out the vase.
Just look at things objectively and think about them before you go stick your foot somewhere you don't want it.
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