Pull hard enough on the corner of a blanket and the whole thing moves. Pluck one strand of a web, and the whole thing vibrates. Because we are all connected, little things can make a big difference if we dare to do the right little things. Why not do the little for the sake of the big? Working together we really can change the world. We talked about this in #PeaceTarot. If you do something to help yourself feel peaceful and happy even for a moment, then you have contributed to the sum total of peace and happiness within the world, and within your life. Save those few watts of electricity, those few drops of gasoline, then there is just that much less taken from natural resources. Speak just that one word, send just that one e-mail, tweet just that one hashtag and you have given the world just that one little tug toward becoming a better place.
This is true of anyone, of any age, at any time. Even though large swaths of my generation has chosen a lesser path by choosing war over diplomacy, consumption over conservation, blind ideology over reason, it doesn’t mean the rest of us have to be lesser because of it. No matter how young or old you might be, day by day, minute by minute we can choose better, do better.
As long as we still draw breath, we still have our say in this world. Speak well.