How To Change The World

How To Change The World

Human capital is the most important asset there is. While many people today think their actions are insignificant, nothing could be further from the truth. Using little more than the Internet and imagination, your small yet powerful actions can touch the lives of people thousands of miles away and instantly change the world.

Step 1: Pass The Book

The written word is power. Technology may be moving faster than at any other time in history, but books are still the ultimate source of knowledge and inspiration. Knowledge has no power unless it's applied, so consider a program like Bookcrossing.com. Every time you read a great book, instead of putting it away on a shelf, leave the book in a public space where someone can find it, read it and continue to pass along the power of the written word.

Step 2: Speak Your Mind

People respect those who speak the truth. If you can articulate your thoughts and ideas, you can inspire the masses, create momentum and bring about change. Email your local governments. Call your politicians. They are there to serve the people, but only when the people speak up and let them know how they can best be served.

Step 3: Feed A Nation

An ancient Chinese proverb says: Give a man a fish; feed him today. Teach a man to fish; and feed him for a lifetime. Consider becoming a micro financier to a low-income entrepreneur in a developing country. For the first time ever, you can invest as little as $25 in a farm or business and know exactly to whom your money is going. You will be pleasantly surprised how quickly your actions find opposite and equal reactions in a connected world.

Step 4: Preserve Your Culture

Culture is a living thing. In order for future generations to understand themselves, they will need to study your culture. If your culture disappears, so does your story. Embrace this exciting time in world history as an opportunity to move forward and build a sustainable culture. A generation from now people will look back at this moment to find out what you did. It's up to you to make sure they get the story right.