Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. For, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I posted this quote maybe in the first two days I started this whole enlightened conflict site thing. As I have been thinking a lot lately about why I write some of the things I write about on my site I thought about this quote again.
I believe this quote is a great reminder for everyone.
Remember that however little your voice may sound among the thunder of the majority there is hope … if you are in the right. The two words that stand out for me are thoughtful and committed.
I believe that people who are really smart and really thoughtful with regard to what they think and do are few as it is. I believe I read it once as “sloppy thinking.” Ignorance is devastating to any idea. Poor words are devastating to an idea.
It pays to be thoughtful and less flippant particularly if it truly is a good idea.
Oh, and committed. So few seem to be committed to doing “what is the right thing to do” (versus what maybe everyone else is suggesting be done). It is truly the ‘path less chosen.’
Anyway. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that anyone can change the world – even if it is only the small part of the big world that you can control.