I as an individual am responsible for my contribution to the survival of all.
my contribution counts and not my expectation, that things will change, when we all change. nor can we wait for an other leader, that has a more fair
way, to tell others off and set up better laws, and find an other way to collect from us the means they need to run leadership. we cant wait that
others are told off, put in jail, killed off, then the world will be a better place.
change only occurs on a personal level. and then society changes.
e.g. so many people have heard of the bad effects of microwave ovens. how many have actually taken the initiative and put away with it?
that is how we make a difference. personal action.
a company not selling their products will soon stop producing that product. the consumer has the power ultimately.
the same goes for margarine, gm foods, credit cards, petrol, electricity…. etc.
imagine what would happen if many many of us would stop using credit cards. it can be done, because I don’t use it and I am very comfortable with
that. imagine, next time the ‘elite’ sit together to discuss big business. they would need to come up with something else, wouldn’t they?
if i/we give firm indications on what I want and what not, they have no other option then to change also. it is i/us who bite into their mechanisms
and allow them the power.
I read many good replies here, too many still say “we have to change ourselves”. HOW is that done? well there is a change in ‘ourselves’ only
if I myself change myself !!
I have to observe myself carefully, change and alter myself. observe myself at every turn. increase my awareness. step by step. it’s not that easy
as it sounds - but it can be done.
Have you ever been lost with other people? Looked into their eyes in a moment of need or despiration? The majority of them will stop doing anything to
follow/listen to someone in the group that appears to know what they are talking about etc. The majority will flock to that person-mostly out of fear
of the unknown. That is when the leader(s) emerge. That is where the potential for abuse starts-as human nauture takes over. No one can go at life
alone..... for very long. Fact of the matter is that we need each other to survive but we also need someone to lead--it's just the way it is. And if
you don't... another aspect will arise that will most likely destroy the group as a much faster rate. (by anon72)
YES!! however it is my quality and demand that requests and accepts a quality leader.
it is I who is in control of my fear and not a group nor a leader. that is how we can help each other and show respect, care, understanding, love.