I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what positive change I can make on the world. I feel I have a responsibility, more than that of just being kind and doing good. We have it in us. And if it is in me, too, then I need to use it. (Is this just a middle aged version of a biological clock ticking: babies created and my genes passed on - now to make a larger impact on the world?) I heard Greg Mortenson's name in the media regularly last month as he promoted his new book, Stones Into Schools, and his continuing mission to build schools and promote peace. At the airport, I picked up a magazine, Outside, that was devoted to people "who are changing the world." and how they are doing it. Weeks later, as I drove to skiing one evening last week, the BBC's One Planet was on the radio discussing the status of several people's efforts to stop the use of animals in medical and other scientific research (it's not going very well).
So, these stories are swirling around in my head. People, ordinary people, yet with a spark to make something happen, create something that had not existed before, change something that their gut and mind cry out is WRONG and make noise about it until the rest of us listen. Wow.
What can I do?