Do you ever want to change the world? If so, your broken dreams are, and have been, crushed underfoot while you had been looking to the sky. You change the world with every atom sent into the atmosphere through exhale. Today I realized how one small act of kindness can prevent a universal upheaval.
Earlier today, I suggested in a political forum that spreading good acts is an alternative to counter the negativity we see around us in the world. Sure – these small acts of humanism may seem small. It may feel that these small candles lit by us may only flicker against disillusioned hope.
Naturally, that is a perception perpetuated by how small the individual may feel when contrasted against the vast backdrop of an Earth populated by 7 billion people. The problems that the world faces may seem mountainous in scope. Size is relative.
If it all seems too big – make it small.
How is this done?
While watching the evening news tonight, I discovered the perfect illustration to demonstrate the “make it small” philosophy… I turned the channel to CNN, and the cast was discussing the clip below. This was a “road rage” induced conflict.
Now – imagine how different this scenario could have turned out if the teenagers slowed down and kindly waved the man ahead of them… No, don’t shrug this off. If the victim brandishing the handgun would have been pushed further into his fear, into his confusion, into hate…etc…this may have ended in people unnecessarily dying over something that could have been prevented by a person with a different perspective. Beyond picking our fights, the most important fights may be the ones we evade.
The things we say, or don’t say to our boss – our clientele – our brother – our friend – our mate…
The things I say to you – or to me. What we say – what we do. Raw power rolls from our fingertips. Reason unites choice with action. Action unites the individual with raw reality. On the platform of this reality, the self is realized. Here, you strum the harp of gods.
The things we do on a daily basis pioneer the future. Daily interactions. Inaction in action, and action in inaction. The things we do while operating on autopilot could change everything you thought you knew about reality. Here, we are either rumbled by the world’s reach, or the world shrinks in your shadow…
“Make It Small”
5 yr. old Clark Kent : “The world’s too big, mom.”
Martha Kent: “Then make it small”
People are powerful beyond measure, but I’m afraid that mine is a voice in the wilderness. When power becomes immeasurable, it gravitates into the boundary of responsibility…
If there were one, and only one, piece of all my rambling and rhetoric I could pass onto the people that have ever enjoyed my work – it would be this one. This is a point I have made time and time again, through various method and means. Take all this combined media and make it yours. “Make it Small” is actually cut from Nietzsche’s philosophy. I have only dissected the finest point. “Size is Relative” – well, that’s Einstein. All else tumbles through the fine tones and enhanced vision of my perception.
….and only we stand in our way.