I think Margaret Mead said it best. She said that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
One of the first questions that comes up is, “But, but what can I do? I’m an individual. I’m one person. And these problems are so large and global, and it’s just overwhelming.” Fair enough question.
My answer to that is don’t look at the big, overwhelming issues of the world. Look in your own backyard. Look in your heart, actually. What do you really care about that isn’t right where you live? And fix it. Create a healing zone in your neighborhood and encourage others to do the same. And maybe these healing zones can sprinkle a map, little dots on a map. And in fact, the way that we can communicate today — where Alaska is instantly knowing what’s going on in China, and the Kiwis did this, and then over in England they tried to … and everybody is talking to everyone else — it’s not isolated points on a map anymore, it’s a network we’ve created.
And maybe these healing zones can start growing, and possibly even overlap, and good things can happen. So that’s how I answer that question. Look in your own backyard, in fact, look in the mirror. What can you do that is more responsible than what you’re doing now? And do that, and spread the word.
~ Mike deGruy – Hooked by an octopus. http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_degruy_hooked_by_octopus.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2012-02-07&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email