“I Will Spark the Brain That Will Change the World”
“Anything worth shouting about is worth shouting into the wind.
Because if enough people care, often enough, the word spreads, the standards change, the wind dies down. If enough people care, the culture changes.
It’s easy to persuade ourselves that the right time to make change happen is when it’s time. But that’s never true. The right time to make it happen is before it’s time. Because this is what ‘making’ means.
The most devastating thing we can learn about our power is how much of it we have. How much change we could make if we would only speak up first, not last. How much influence we can have if we’re willing to to look someone in the eye and say, “yes.” Or, “this is our problem, too.” Or, “this must stop.”
Yes, there’s wind, there’s always been wind. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop shouting.” (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, September 14, 2014)
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” (Franz Kafka, The Trial)
“When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” (Chinese Proverb)
“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” (Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” (Tupac Shakur)
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
Thank you for this post, Alex.