Tuesday, October 25, 2005

We can change history--our own future

What you do is of little significance; but it is very important that you do it.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Some of us will remember episodes of the original Star Trek series where Kirk and company went back in time. The standard caution was always to avoid doing anything that might change history because that would change the "future" in which the team normally lived.

Everything you do changes history. No matter how small, every action you take makes history go one way rather than one of many other possible scenarios.
Doing something fills in history, puts us in charge of it, if only of our small part of it. Doing nothing leaves the future to unfold in ways that may not be pleasant.

Look at how social problems plague every culture in the world, at least every major culture today. The reason is that we have not done anything to prevent them from developing. We allowed our own future to unfold in ways that turned out to be unpleasant for us.

We can change our future. We can make it better. We know how. Those who read 'Turning It Around' know how. It's up to us to spread the word and make the future happen in ways that will allow us to look back later to say how proud we are of how life on Earth improved under our watch.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give each person the tools to make our future a better place than our past has been.
Learn more at http://billallin.com/cgi/index.pl

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