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The power of one to impact great change

I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of one person to impact great change. I always felt like I had some bigger purpose in life and it’s strange and all-too-common how when you’re young and still have that sparkle in your eyes, you have these lofty goals somewhere off in the distance and then graduating college and getting a job that doesn’t do you justice really conditions you into the jaded masses.

As Gandhi said, ”Be the change you wish to see in the world.” The change really has to start with you, you can’t wait around for it. Lately it’s been nagging me that I’m not really making a difference. Overall, I’m enjoying my life, which can be a challenge in itself, but I don’t feel I’m really contributing enough. I’ve been thinking about what I should do. I have plenty of things I feel really need to change in the world, some major ones: environmental, animal rights, civil rights – really any injustice, but where do you start? I don’t want to be just another volunteer in some sludgy corporate non-profit and there are countless activists that are doing their best, but we need the next wave of change.

How do we overhall awaiting bills to pass for problems that are happening today? And are the problems too far gone?