Monday, October 20, 2008
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
In researching this quote I found a blog post that insists that this assertion is not true. I know, from personal experience, that it is true. It's just hard to see how the world has changed sometimes. And yes, taking a stand doesn't always change things the way we'd like, but doing nothing certainly never accomplishes anything. To believe in the truth of Mead's statement, is to affirm the human spirit. And thus I choose to act in the world as a influencer instead of a passive follower.