SaA, that's an eloquent argument......
Maybe what I'm boiling my scepticism down to is this - awareness is necessary, but it isn't sufficient.
In other words, awareness without action is useless. It can (sometimes? often?) be worse than useless, as it can lead to a sense of 'false achievement' where 'raising awareness' becomes an end in itself rather than a means to an end. Awareness raisers can think 'job done!' when something becomes common knowledge, and then 'give up the fight', or regard it as the only fight.
Only when awareness is carried through into action (ie, change) is it any use. Otherwise it is pointless.
There's also a term I've read in the press, which irritatingly escapes me now, that psychologists and sociologists (social pundits anyway!) have come up with to describe those people who like to think they think 'well' or 'rightly' about something. It was in an article about the migrant problem, and it was used to describe those folk who are all 'compassion for migrants' but don't actually do sod all to help them (they want 'someone else' to do that!!!!) - but they get that lovely 'glow of virtue and self-righteousness' without having to take any of the adverse consequences that inevitably would flow if what they so virtuously believe in (eg, 'Let in all migrants and give them a lovely lovely life in the west at our expense') actually happened.
I think that kind of term can be applied to those whose awareness is raised, so we all 'feel good' about whatever it is that we feel indignant about (in our case, poor societal support for carers) without actually having to do anything to achieve it, or pay for it....
I would say the vast, vast majority of people who do have their awareness raised about an issue that needs addressing don't actually DO anything at all to achieve that change.
I would say that by and large our 'default' position is one of, broadly speaking, 'I'm all right Jack'.....we hope that the problem will only happen to 'someone else'.
Sympathy alone is pointless really. I'm hideously conscious of this every time I post something 'supportive' (hollow laugh) to Eun.....a million million 'Poor you, it's dreadful!' is utterly useless, and simply gives me a 'glow of virtue' thinking how kind I'm being....... (while going down on my knees with abject gratitude that I, personally, don't have to cope with what she copes with........)