If there are things that you want to impact greater or change, how are your working towards that? Before you know it, your distractions by others and what they are doing will be overshadowed by you being preoccupied doing what you are supposed to be doing.
So your life empowered moment is this… Don't worry about what everyone else is doing. You just do what you are supposed to. Continue to challenge you and step out of your comfort zone in the pursuit of your own happiness.