Society never progresses because the majority one day wakes up and says, “Let’s do things differently.” The majority didn’t wake up and say, “Oh, let’s just free the slaves.” Society always progressed because a relatively small group of people usually considered outrageous radicals by the status quo of their time had a better idea and articulated another way. That’s simply how evolution works; it’s the mutation. The member of the species who does things differently – that points the way to the future because they’re better adapted for survival.