Ecclesiastes 7:29 But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path.
If God created us to be virtuous it is possible, with God's grace. It may not always be easy but it is always possible. This verse also tells me that when we act in a way that is not virtuous it is our own doing...we can not be pushed, led, dragged... we do it ourselves. We make the choice. We can't blame anybody else. We have God's grace to make the right choice no matter what anybody else chooses. It tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God will not let us be tempted by more than we can bare and that God always gives us a way of escape. God gives us His grace always to make the right choice. Only we can make the choice. Only we are responsible for the choice we make.