It is much better walking alone in the right direction than following the herd walking in the wrong direction.
Karma functions through certain tendencies. But with some awareness and focus, you can push it in a different direction.
Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.
If it is necessary for us to do anything (in view of peace), direct us and architect.