To anyone who might be reading this congratulations, you are now joining me in my (and maybe your) first steps to help change the world. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. How am I going to change the world by going on the internet? Well, my answer to that is simple: the first step to change is acknowledging the problem. On this blog, I want to cover not just what’s important to me, but what’s important to YOU. Every week I will try and post an article or a topic for the week about an important issue and I would love to hear your opinion. After all, once we can understand the cause we can change The Effect.
Everyone does it. Everyday of our lives we ignore it. All of the news stories about water crisises, species extinction, unequal distribution of resources, corrupt governments, genocide, racism, sexism and so forth. We all believe that we don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. We believe that by ignoring the problem it goes away; that because it doesn’t effect us it doesn’t matter. We think that only people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates are capable of making a difference. The truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference in our own unique way. My personal theory is, you can’t get in life without giving. It need not be anything out of your means. It just needs to be something you do with the intention of making a difference.