After listening to my morning dose of news – some Canadian, some U.S. some world -my thought was, “Good grief! What has happened to us (meaning the universal us)? While it seems that parts of the world have hit all time lows, there is still goodness if we notice. So many questions ran through my mind. What can be done? How can some of the atrocities be fixed? What can one person do? Then a number of “what ifs” occurred to me.
What if people decided to live true to their values and virtues? What if these values included tolerance, respect, kindness, compassion, good will, peace, gratitude, helping others? What difference could it make if only one person or a small group of people lived that way? What if living that way activated the Butterfly Effect? A man named Fichte in 1800 wrote,
“You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.” So, then, what if we change the question from what if to “why not?”
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