You can change the world

We are brought up to believe that the world is a static thing, that it works under its own logic, and a single individual is basically powerless to change it. My big problem with this assumption is that it’s a self defeating one. If every single person is to believe that they are powerless to change their world, then no one is going to even try, and qed we all are powerless to change it.

I’m not talking about changing the world in little ways, I’m talking about the big changes. If we take on the big problems, we just might actually make headway and perhaps even solve them. If we focus on small ones, well that’s all we’ll solve, guaranteed. I actually just came across a nice speech that articulates a lot of this feeling of mine. It’s more of a research focus, but I think the points are just as applicable: Richard Hamming: You and Your Research


5 thoughts on “You can change the world

  1. Pingback: Into The Pudding » Architectures of Participation (yktm)
  2. I agree that if we think big and believe that we can do anything, God will definitely step in and give us that which we strive. Regardless of race, color, or gender, we can do anything if we believe. It may not happen overnight. It may take months or years, but we can accomplish that we seek to achieve. I truly believe this with all my being.

  3. that’s wrong, it goes like this.
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
    if you don’t mind me saying

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