January 13, 2007
Liz published this at 7:25 am
Hey, Ben, How Can We Change the World?
On Monday I had a conversation with Ben Yoskovitz about changing the world. I figured that Ben, who is a quiet force behind Gifter.org, and who is always finding new initiatives such as Global Voices Online, would certainly have ideas worth sharing.
Ben responded with this simple and elegant piece you find here.
How Each of Us Can Change The World
Guest Writer: Ben Yoskovitz
You need a world view. You need to understand what’s going on out there. The world’s a big place, but as you shape your world view, the world itself gets very, very tiny.
Suddenly, the world is in your backyard. When that happens, you can start to change it so easily.
Getting a world view is easy. Go online, read and learn. Countless websites and blogs are out there. News-related. Personal. Get a feel for what’s happening.
Talk to people. Reading and learning isn’t enough. You have to speak with people to understand their experiences. Let them take you on a journey through their life, through their world.
When the world shrinks into the palm of your hand, you’ll know what to do to change it.
Thank you, Ben, for showing us how we might start.
We can change the world — just like that.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
If you’re ready to change the world, send me your thoughts in a guest post. Feel free to take the gorgeous Change the World image up there that Sandy designed back to your blog. Or help yourself to this one.
Email me about what you’re doing or what we might do. Let’s change the world one bit at a time together. Together it can’t take forever.