Emerging from the food & beverage coma that is Christmas and New Year I am feeling inspired for the year ahead. Thanks to @davidahood and the instigation of the social change collaboratory & this TEDx Talk by Peter Grzic from Oxfam, the following three questions have been circling the runway inside my head:
What do you care about?
What do you want to see change?
What are you going to do about it?
I care about respect – for each other and the environment. I saw a guy get beaten up in Chapel st last night, and a man throw a cigarette butt out the window. I want this to change. So as my plans come to fruition for how I am going to positively impact those around me in 2011, and words like ‘masters in international development’, ‘hablar mas espanol’, and a ‘worm farm on my balcony’ continue to circle in my head, what are you going to do?
In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”