What would it take for us to suddenly be able to change the world in our own small way?
For some, trying to change the world is a utopia. So much needs to be done before any kind of change is noticeable. It’s simply too great a challenge.
For others, change is seen as coming about through actions that are taken day after day. These actions have to do in large part with how we view our environment.
But it’s not easy to do away with old habits and certainties. They’re the result of our past, our education and our convictions. We’re sort of stuck in a “box” that shapes our thinking and our actions.
To break out of the box, we have to be willing to seriously reexamine our ways and customs.
Take our eating habits, for instance. Why do we find it so difficult to change our behavior? The answer is simple: each bite takes us back to our childhood, to another age, to a time of contentment.
Discarding the foundation for our experiences and beliefs is a very difficult thing to do.
Change has to be really beneficial in order to have a lasting effect on attitudes; we need to get more out of it than what we put into it.
Breaking up the routine in order to try something new can sometimes lead to innovation. However, “a systematic innovation requires a willingness to consider change as an opportunity.” - Peter Drucker.
But where do we begin?
We could start with a change in attitude. We could greet people with a smile that says we welcome discussion. We could accept each other’s differences and vision and avoid profiling and stereotyping.
We could try keeping an open mind.
But to get back to our question: What would it take to change the world? Maybe it would take each of us as an individual. Maybe we need to step out of our “boxes” and help those around us to do the same in order to bring about change. Maybe we need to share values based on what we are instead of on what we have.
Even though this kind of thinking might seem utopian, our society could undergo a genuine transformation. 1
And let’s keep in mind that “the secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates
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