The Kammic predicament:
The Buddhist concept of Kamma is probably best understood in terms of the 'Human Predicament'.
Unknowingly, we are the result of our past Kamma and, unknowingly conditioned by this, we equally unknowingly create our future Kamma. In this delusion our predicament is perfect.
However, the good news is that, in order to break out, we only need to know! It's that simple.
In the meantime, however, all we need to do is refrain from evil, do good, and purify the mind. Then things can only get better: if at least in the longer term!