Can one person really change the world

Can one person really change the world?



“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.
The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

-American Crisis I, Thomas Paine
A Drop in the Bucket
Yes.
Imagine that Harry makes Jerry’s day better.
Who’s Harry? I have no clue.
That doesn’t matter.

That in itself changes society even if in a minor, some may say insignificant way.
Were I a betting man, I’d bet that whatever small act of kindness made that improved the day of Jerry won’t be remembered.
However, it is in the collection of small acts, the drops in the bucket that while themselves aren’t too significant may lead to something greater, what may be called a noticeable improvement.
Buckets and buckets worth of change.

This is easy and won’t garner any rewards for the kindly man or woman.
Where’s the cognitive feedback? There is none and while such a thing may not give Harry any, there is no doubt that it was a positive effect on the world.

These are often monotonous things that can add up to a lot over time.
In this category includes but is not limited to:
These ways are minor.
I speak of what can be done on the smaller end so as not to disappoint or turn off the reader, for those are simple improvements that don’t require much exertion.
Work can turn people off.
Large goals are lofty while small ones are more concrete.

A Splash in the Bucket
Beyond a million individual drops requires more effort.
It requires willpower.
It requires work ethic.
It requires a firm conviction in one way or another.
It does not require being elected to the head of state for a country.
Some of these splashes can even become waves, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anything you do affects the world.
Get that through your head and let that sink in as it should.

Under this category fall projects that a person or a group of people can do.
Here lies our personal projects, here we have rallies, here are events of all sorts.
I do keep these ambiguous for a reason, because I don’t believe in opaque lines for this.
The borders are more transparent and like waves.

Captains and the Peak of Potential
Whether you recognize these faces or not, these people are our global leaders.
Like it or not, they represent humanity at the moment and have the potential for the largest effects on the future.
They can set the face of the world, sway public sentiment around matters, set direction for issues like combatting global warming through better environmental regulation.
(See Paris Agreement.
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Will somebody argue that these people cannot change the world? Many of these leaders over history have in fact changed it in ways that I cannot answer in a few simple paragraphs.
Some become historical figures, others become folklore.

Some non-leaders belong here too for their contributions to humanity.
Scientific, artistic, architectural contributions, etc.
may all have a chance to make a profound impact on the world, good or bad.

Montesquieu, Alexander Fleming, Rembrandt, Picasso, Charles Darwin, Norman Rockwell, Robin Williams, to name drop a few.

TLDR: Everybody can change the world.
Anybody can change the world.


Q: Can one person really change the world?
I have multiple answers or perspectives.
They all result in a “Yes”.

The baby makers.
There once was a human named “Lucy”.
Named that posthumously.
She lived a very long time ago.
Her contribution to changing the world was having one or more babies.
She, or her mate was the first person to have the necessary mutation to create what we now label “Homo Erectus”.
It is thought that every human on Earth has this one common ancestor.
Had she not had any offspring, humanity might still be a phenomena waiting to happen.

All people who make babies, if the family line continues, will be responsible in multiple millennia, for contributing to the genetic composition of hundreds, then thousands, then millions, and eventually billions of individuals.
When we make babies, we send a half of ourselves into the future.
Changing the future.
Lucy seems like an extreme case, because she did so a couple of hundred thousand years ago.

The unknown soldier.
They come in varying degrees of contribution, but each changes the world nonetheless.

A guy working on the first assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
His job, put the steering wheel on every Model T that comes down the line.
He works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Between him and his team they are making nine or ten thousand Model T’s per day.
The Model T contributes to the explosion of automobile availability that mobilized humanity.

Another guy works building machines that make tea bags.
They sell to multiple teabag producers, Salada, Red Rose, Nescafe, Lipton, and a few others around the world.
Every day each machine makes tens of thousands of tea bags, which make it into grocery stores every where, and each day, millions of people have a million cuppa’s, get a calming, soothing, satisfying smile on their lips, and go out to face the world, thus warmed and fortified.
The contribution is small, but multiplied millions of times.
Millions and millions and millions, since he does this job for 30 years.

The Known Contributors.
Another guy writes a song, like a John Lennon, or a Freddy Mercury.
People love it, and play it.
For some it helps them through a rough breakup.
or to handle the grief of a loss.
Or to get themselves fired up before a job interview.
Some other musicians get inspired from it.
It changes the music they make.
They embed it’s essence in their song, and it becomes popular firing up, or soothing another generation, inspiring another round of song writers.

Or a play gets written.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
Read by hundreds of millions.
Seen performed by hundreds of millions.
Maybe some couple’s first date.
Maybe the day they decide to get married against their parent’s wishes.
But deeper it goes.
Others like the plot line so much they write derivative stories.
Gnomeo and Juliet, or any one of the many that have been created over the years, West Side Story is another derivative.
There are hundreds.
Now the impact is into the billions.
Has become a part of the mindset of literally billions of people.

The Movement Starters.
The leaders or catalysts that movements rally around, or are inspired by.
Ghandi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Adolph Hitler (you can change the world in bad ways too).
With their charisma, and their speeches and their policies.
There are many many examples of this.
People who will be in the history books for a very long time.

The Doers.
Often Firsts.
Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong (first in space, first on the moon).
Roger Bannister (4 minute mile).
Columbus (began European settlement of America).
Amundsen (South Pole).
Hillary and Norgay (Mt Everest).
Doing things no-one else has done, paving the way, leading the pack.
Are another way of changing the world.
Showing what can be done.
Inspiring others.
Starting a trend.
Opening up a new horizon.

Inventors and Innovators.
Like the Wright Brothers who were the first to fly heavier than air aircraft.
Today there are thousands of commercial airliners in the air at any given point in time, carrying travelers everywhere.
Wings, an engine, some controls, and a pilot.
All started with one flight.
Radio, television, sewing machines, microchips, computers, calculators, trains, the wheel, light bulbs.
We live in a day full of the inventions of others.
Some we know the source of.
Some, like the wheel we do not.
But every innovation had an innovative mind that saw something and thought, “hmmm, what if….
”.
For some, the impact was near instantaneous.
Others took years to turn their vision into a reality.
And once the innovation was created, some spread around the world very slowly, taking generations.
Some quite quickly changed the world.

The shorter answer would have been just “Yes”.


What world?
This phrase “change the world” has a subtle belief embedded in it that deserves more light: the belief is “there is a world which is a certain way”.
The mind has conceived the world as an object — something with definite attributes and category membership, something with a boundary that separates it from “other”.

What isn’t always obvious is that the mind is the source of that belief itself.
Your mind “constructs” a concept of “the world” cognitively, by trying to interpret its experiences and memories — which includes “what others have said” and “what seems to be implied by what I’ve seen” and so forth.

The process of constructing a world is complex, and you’ve been doing it for a long time.
So you’ve forgotten — or perhaps never recognized — that it’s your own invention.

I’m not saying that objective reality doesn’t exist — there is indeed a reality which exists independently of my view or your view.
But neither of us have the ability to relate to that reality “as it is”.
We only have the ability to interpret what we experience, and we call that interpretation our “knowledge.

Then, because we’re lazy (an evolution-driven cognitive efficiency), we take shortcuts and treat things abstractly.
So when one says “the world”, it shows up in the mind as a single unitary thing with its own identity.
But in fact, there’s no such entity — reality as a whole transcends any boundaries or conceptual definition that you put on it.
There’s no “fixed thing which is the world”, outside of our heads.

Thus when someone says “I want to change the world”, the statement is bordering on meaningless, because it’s referring to a kind of illusion in their mind… their mind took a shortcut, made up a “world”, and decided that it was a fixed thing, then decided that it needed to change into a different fixed thing.

There’s no boundary between “me” and “the world” outside of my own thoughts.
Every action changes something, and it’s all part of reality as a whole.
Reality as a whole is constantly changing, and the paradox of “constant” and “changing” being placed adjacent to each other is appropriate.

You can’t stop changing reality, and you can’t stop thinking in abstractions for very long.
But you can recognize when you’ve thought about something that isn’t entirely real — you can learn to see the shortcomings of superficial entities created by the mind.

Reality keeps changing, and I’m part of reality.
What I want is to have my actions reflect an appreciation of that wholeness — I want to support the movements towards what’s good, and oppose the movements toward what’s bad, and I know that it will all keep changing forever.
Nothing I do is permanent, but belonging to the whole relieves me of having to worry about that.




I am the CFO of the startup NeuCogni.
I want to change the world by resolving the current major mental illnesses (personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and depression) and make people more intelligent.
Within our startup, I want to do this by making devices that can achieve these with the press of a button.
While it sounds ambitious, it is not that difficult for me.

As a startup, my role is multiple, and goes way beyond finances.
I also lead the psychological research we make at the moment.
I will resolve the world through the breakthrough approaches to neuroscience that I invented myself.

Me and Sanil, our CEO, met on Quora.
Sanil was looking for a way to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, OCD and depression.
Meeting was the most incredible coincidence to happen online.

Seeing the progress that goes on today in the cognitive neuroscience and Medtech world, us curing these illnesses should seem impossible: there are already more Medtech companies that have more money, more technology, and academics who have written dozens of papers about how the brain works.
And then, there is also conventional psychology and psychiatry that has been trying to cure these illnesses for decades.
However, all these people have still failed.
So why did they fail, and why do I think I will not?
Conventional psychology and psychiatry have failed for multiple reasons such as ignoring data gathered from introspective sources, lack of engineering approaches, and lack of understanding of the function of the brain and the mind.
Functional psychology is the only branch that has gone a few steps beyond, but still lacks the latter understanding.
Medtech companies are trying to build tools, or systems for interaction with people, but they are inhabited by technologists, software engineers, who are not really trying to solve the problem of mental health.
Academics fail because the research processes are faulty, slow and conservative, leading to many useless papers and extremely slow progress.

Mental health is also not resolved because it receives extremely low funding.
When capable people join their forces, they can solve any problem.
But comparing the expenditure on space travel and resolving mental health, it is obvious that neither governments nor private companies want to solve the problem of mental health.

We overcome these issues due to more efficient approaches that require less funds but target the problem directly, and open-minded and smarter approaches to problem-solving that lead to easier ways to tackle the problem and easier solutions for the users.

Visit my website NeuCogni for more updates.



Yes, he can change the world if his world is defined according to his terms i.
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the connection he establishes with the society and his vicinity.

You don't need to change the GLOBE.
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you just need to lit yourself.

We always think that what difference an individual could make in the world or for the entire humanity.
How can we change entire society when its full of negativity and hurdles?
Imagine what if the candle thought the same! It would have self-immolated and never lit again.

We should be like that candle who only cares about its vicinity.
It is never afraid of the darkness or the wind which will engulf it.

Be like a torch who just cares and guides the path of the followers, not the city.
It is ignored until needed.
That does not mean, torch will not spread light thinking itself being irrelevant or incapable.

Be like a candle or a torch.
Whenever they are lit, they only care about the light.


Combinations of circumstances (in other words, just plain luck) can mean that some people get an opportunity to make the world much better or much worse and it looks to be almost their own solo effort.
Most of us will never be in a position that even our greatest triumphs or most pathetic disasters will ever be remembered.

Consider two people who have had a huge impact on the world: Bill Gates and Thomas Midgley Junior.

It could well be said that Bill Gates will eradicate malaria (or come very close).
There will probably be other great achievements recorded against his name one day.

Thomas Midgley Jr developed tetraethyllead as an anti-knock agent for cars.
The idea was to make motoring safer and more reliable and therefore break down the tyranny of distance.
It turned out to cause cancer, brain damage and violent crime.

He also developed chlorofluorocarbons as refrigerants (CFCs) which made refrigeration safer and practical.
Refrigeration is one of the bedrocks of modern society without which it is much more difficult to have vaccines, fresh food and better diets, and has helped drive the emancipation of women.
All very, very noble and worthy.
But it turned out that CFCs did some pretty serious damage to the ozone layer and required international treaties to rectify their effects.
And so history judges Thomas Midgley Junior as a kind of accidental villain.

From what I read of Thomas Midgley's history and Bill Gates', I think Midgley was probably the one more earnestly trying to do good for the world from day one.

The tools the two men were using (chemistry and mechanical engineering in the early-to-mid twentieth century and software development in the late twentieth century) were comparable in terms of their technological impact on the world.
And yet, by circumstances that neither man really had control over, history will judge them as complete opposites.

And in between, many billions of people who were just as smart, just as determined, just as interested in the common good have been born; many have tried to make an impact but have achieved little for good or evil.
Only a very few have succeeded to leave the world that much of a better place afterwards.


No.
Not normally, but for a few exceptions, Ideas change the world.

When it is time for a new idea, someone brings it into the world.

Usually they are laughed at, ridiculed, made fun of, ostracized or burned at the stake, and it is explained to them how that idea absolutely won't work….

and then that generation dies.

and the new generation adopts that idea.

because you cannot typically change how people think, once they have formed their opinions, and values.
it's Madness.

But bill Gates developing Microsoft brought microcomputers to the world.

Mark Zuckerberg brought Facebook to the world and destroyed the social fabric of humanity by making it addictive…turning everyone into social media addicts and then harvesting that data and selling it to the highest bidder.

two days ago I 2 days ago I went to a school picnic in Thailand and there were 11 year old kids sitting at tables in a social event with their parents and while the parents were talking to each other and sharing in the community all of these 11 year old kids had their cell phones out on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and line and they were not paying attention to their parents and they were not paying attention to each other which was the whole point of going to this social event… for the parents and children to me each other.

If this was cigarettes or alcohol or gambling or drugs, what kind of penalties would we be giving against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
Mark has made children addicts.
Knowingly.



There are lot of ideas and theories since the beginning of the human history for changing the world to a better place.
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Most of them are good meant, but very difficult to achieve with the realities of our cruel world.
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That’s why, i’ve never understand the complexity of our ideas to change things into better.
In fact, it’s quite easy to make a difference in life and for that, we don’t need any politicians, heroes, worshipped leaders or any social organisations.
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Just ourself is enough ! And if at least 10 % of us would follow those easy steps, believe me, the world could change into a heaven.
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For example:
When you’ve visited the last time a cancer patient in a hospital ?
Image Source: About Childhood Cancer
And i don’t mean with that your own relatives, beloved ones ( of course you should ) but randomly, to walk into a hospital, to give them a flower, a toy or just a smile ?
You know what Love means ? Even the most advanced technologies and medicines can’t give someone ever the same result of willpower than your smile and a few good words.
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When you have spoken the last time with a refugee in your country ?
Image Source: Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred
Not the talk like: ‘’Hey how are you’’ or so.
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I mean, to walk over your street, maybe knock on their door to offer a sweet or tea, and sat down with them to ask, why they are here ? About their stories ? Why they took this long and dangerous road instead to stay in their very safe countries.
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Why they want to steal your taxes and are planning to live on your pocket ? ( Is it not like this ? )
Look deep into their eyes when they are able to tell you about the bombs which destroyed their home, took their parents, relatives, listen to the stories of 10 year old girl childs who were raped and tortured, if you can still sit over there with a cold and feelingless face.
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When you has given an attention for someone living on the streets ?
Image Source: I’M SPENDING 5 DAYS LIVING ON THE STREETS SO THE HOMELESS DONT HAVE TO.

Don’t worry my friend.
I’m not asking you to give them money, because i know, they are lazy, parasites, dirty and so on.
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Just a ‘’Hello’’ or a simple and warm smile, maybe ? Is that too much ? You ever heard their parts of the story ? Or you mean it’s great to sleep in winter by -10 degrees outside for anyone ?
When was the last time you take stance against racism ?
Image Source: White Texans Shouldn't See Anti-Racism as a Personal Threat
It’s impossible nowadays to say we’ve never faced this situation anywhere, when in the whole world, especially in the developed industrial countries, the hatred about the so called ‘’others’’ is on the daily rise.
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And we all saw these arguments, bad jokes, attacks.
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in the bus, metro, school, public spaces, everywhere.
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at least once in our life.
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You were belonging to those who were just listening or smiling or .
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maybe the one who applauded the courage of someone else ?
You ever took a stance and put yourself in a danger, just for the sake of the humanity ?
To fight the injustice, to protect an innocent person from the evil ?
When was the last time you gave another child a chocolate or a butter bread ?
We all are in love with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandsons and daughters.
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But especially mom’s ! Who are so much obsessed with their kids comfort, well-being, security.
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You ever made a toast for your neighbours son without a pressure from someone else, like your own kid or so ? Just because you felt this love inside of yourself ?
Or when you were walking anywhere in the park with your own kid, you’ve shared the last chocolate of her with an other kid ? You ever teached riding a bike to a poor child, who has never seen it before ?.
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Is Love something, what only stays in the family ? Inside of your own family ?
You can replace these examples with many others like,
Did you ever take a stance against a sexual harrasment ?
When the last time you helped a blind person to cross the street ?
Helped an old woman to carry their shopping bags up ?
Looked for a dustbin around for kilometres with garbage in your hands ?
Called a friend whom you did not see for a long time and just said on phone:
‘’I love you a lot’’
I’m sure you’ll say, how we can change the world to a better place with these simple things, when we need solutions for the infrastructure, poverty, gender equality, democracy, education and many other expensive things.
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But what we don’t understand is.
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all those things are in danger since a long time, because we as human beings fail in a very basic attitude:
‘’goodness’’ and ‘’empathy’’
We lost ourselves soo much in the materialistic world, to earn more money, more titles, more career, more beautiful women, more handsome men, more houses, more cars, more and more,
that we forgot our roots.
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smiling to a stranger in the elevator,
thanking the cleaning women at work ( we don’t even know her name )
kissing a kid in her mother’s arms,
spending a tea for someone we’ve meet just now,
inviting a boy/girl to a dinner without to have a complex,
giving a gift for a guest.
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You see, it doesn’t cost you anything.
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or maybe some of them, a peanut in comparison with what you are spending for your broadband internet or paid tv system.

But definitely, when only 10 % of us would start to doing this duties again, the world could be change to a better place with less poverty, wars, inequality, with much more happiness and especially full of ‘’hope’’
Yes, one person can change the world.


Indeed, he is changing it for India.

Meet the “Arjunas" prepared by him.

Saina Nehwal
PV Sindhu.

Srikanth Kidambi
Now, a brief introduction of this modern Dronacharya.

When he opened up his academy in order to nurture the country's badminton talents, he was not having enough capital to do so.
He mortgaged his house in order to start his academy.
Today the academy is nurturing badminton talents like anything and is writing history by occupying 10 hotspots in top 50 badminton players ranking.

The academy is known as Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Recently, in CWG 2018, the Indian badminton saw such magnificent leap where two of its players clashed for the gold.
Hindustan times reported the event as “This is an incredible and unprecedented phase for Indian badminton.
With the withering away of the Chinese domination, two girls – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – have emerged as the ones to beat in the international arena.

So when your heart is pounded with enormous joy and proud for moment like this:
Source: https://www.
hindustantimes.
com

Do respect the man responsible for all this.

The man is Pullela Gopichand himself.

Image source: www.
indiatvnews.
com

Source:
From Saina to Sindhu: How Pullela Gopichand is helping Indian shuttlers stay on top of their game


Yes
Absolutely
Definitely
Positively
Undeniably
Unequivicably
Unquestionably
And without doubt.

It is called the 'Butterfly effect' Butterfly effect
Basically it means that everything that happens changes the world in some way.

Today you will survive because a stranger will stop you in the street to ask the way.

The stranger prevented you from crossing the road at the very moment an idiotic driver got a phone call from a friend about nothing in particular, and having chosen to answer the phone rather than keep his eye on the road, would have hit you and killed you.

But he won't hit you
He will hit someone else
Had he hit you, the trouble and despair it would have caused would have rippled out to your friends and family.

To your employer.

To the friends of all those you know.

To those who have to sort out all the ensuing mess because you didn't anticipate that you would die, so didn't leave a Will, and due to that many others will have to be employed to deal with these matters.

The domino effect of your dying has changed history.

Even as you are reading this, somewhere someone is about to die unnecessarily
and someone has been saved from dying by a chance event that went unnoticed.

Think yourself lucky that you are reading this
But take care
the world needs you.

to change it.


There are a lot of great answers here, most of them are of a philosophical nature and involved introspection to see if YOU are the one to bring change to the world.
I know I’m a simple IT guy living in rural Vermont.
I’m not changing the world anytime soon.
Not the whole world, at least.

However….
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I’m gonna learn ya about one man, just one man, with no “followers” or cult status.
Just a simple scientist who was trying to do one thing and discovered something far more sinister and ubiquitous in our society.

Look up Clair Patterson.
He was a geochemist in Caltech who was trying to calculate the age of the Earth.
His experiments required precise measurements of uranium in samples he had collected (primarily from the Meteor Crater in AZ).
As uranium decays, it becomes lead.
The uranium-lead ratio is a good way to estimate the age of a sample, in this case, zircons.

He kept getting inaccurate readings and after investigating for over 6 years, he discovered that it was lead contamination that was causing the errors.
There was far too much lead in his samples to be accurate.
It must have come from the environment.
He could not come up with a room clean enough for him to get an accurate measurement of the lead in his samples.
Eventually he created the first “clean room” in Caltech in 1954 (I believe).
He would mix his own compounds and acid wash everything in his lab to prevent contamination.

He brought up the issue of lead contamination and provided enough data for the government to change it’s stance on lead, which was widely used in gasoline and in solder for food canning.

How often does one man change the mind of the federal government of the U.
S.

If not for this man, we would be in a world that is more dangerous, toxic, and stupid.
Literally – lead causes brain damage.
It’s presence in the environment is responsible for underperformance in children, and mental illness.

Clair Patterson was THE MAN!



We cannot change the world and we do not need to change it.
It is only ourselves, how we relate to the world, especially how we relate to other people that we need to change.

We can see how each and every political, social, economic or military “solution” we apply only makes things worse.
Our history is a chain of recurring, vicious cycles, each civilization that is built on the ruins of the previous one committing the same mistakes until it falls apart.

This is because we all relate to others, the world around us in a subjective, self-serving, self-justifying way.
Thus we only care about in what way and how much we can exploit others and the world, living in constant, ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense.
Our inherent distrust towards others prevents us to build positive, mutually complementing, mutually responsible interconnections, cooperations that could solve any problems.

Thus through a gradual, purposeful process, through the right educational method we need to build absolute mutual trust, mutual guarantee in between us, through which we can transform how we expereince the world around us, building a “Garden of Eden” out of our present “Hell”.

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MY NEW GOLDEN RULE:
NEVER treat others as you would like to be treated yourself — unless they agree to it first –because what is good for you may be deadly damaging for others.
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Our wretchedly simplified mentality is against the mighty Law of Nature where nothing can be perfectly the same, never has the same needs or abilities… We must learn that there are no identical units ever possible in reality.

We must learn to peacefully and mutually co-exist with each other and with mighty nature.

ALL HISTORIES OF THE OLD GOLDEN RULE BELOW PROVOKE ARGUMENTS, TERROR, BLOODY FIGHTS AND WAR.

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Confusianism
What you don’t want done to yourself, don’t do to others.

-Sixth Century B.
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Buddhism
Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.

-Fifth Century B.
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Fainism
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting
upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us if inflicted upon ourselves.

-Fifth Century B.
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Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.

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Classical Paganism
May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.

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Hinduism
Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.

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Judaism
What is hateful to yourself, don’t do to your fellow man.

abbi Hillel – First Century
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Christianity
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

-Jesus of Nazareth- First Century
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Sikhism
Treat others as thou wouldst be treated thyself.

-Sixteenth Century A.
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Sometimes they do…
JK Rowling; Author of the Harry Potter series.

Charlie Chaplin: A man who needs no Introduction.

And Walt Disney…
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Yes we can…
I feel that we, the human race as a whole, can change the world.

The question should be:
Why are we not working together, as a whole human species, to change the world?
The nations of the world have been divided for millenniums and I honestly don't see that changing any time soon.

Over the course of time, the people of this world have fought over the almost everything.

The list goes on!
Time after time we have gone to war with ourselves causing massive chaos and destruction, bringing a trail of devastation in our paths.

I shouldn't even have to go into detail about how many wars have happened in mankind’s history.

I say all that to say… it is not impossible for us to change the world.
Hell, there are people out there who are making the world a better place every day.
In order for the world to truly change, we as its people need to change ourselves first.
There is so much hate and negativity in our societies today.
Whether it is in the US, South Korea, Canada, Australia, anywhere! We need to stop the negativity and violence in this world, and come together as a whole so we can make our future a better place.
Other wise we're all fucked.

Unfortunately, I don't see that happening any time soon.



I do not begin with any assumption about “changing the world”.

I do begin with assumptions about “changing myself”.

I do hope for change “in the world” and a “change in people”; but I do not see “the world” as the primary object of all of my activity.

I am myself, flawed and tending to make mistakes.

I do need friends, and I do need a work to perform.

Some things that I do can be of benefit to other people.

However, I think it a flawed approach to life, to suppose that my primary obligation is to impose change upon “the world”.

If the world can be made my friend, then I will have successfully changed myself enough to have improved myself as I have intended, and as I have found it necessary.

I am basically selfish at times, and I want to be loved and accepted; but those goals on my part are certainly not the goals of “the world”.

If I can contribute something toward the most good for the most people, without operating with a compulsion to dominate others, then I may have what is referred to as a “happiness”.

It may mean that I need to change my expectations for love and acceptance by others.

And so, though I love to teach what I can, I myself require teaching, and that comes from others, and from that identity that I refer to as ‘the world”.

In Life’s Journey, there are those above me on the journey up Life’s Mountain, to the journey’s end.
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There are those below me on the journey up Life’s Mountain, to the journey’s end.

I will assist those who I can assist; but I myself require assistance.


Can one person really change the world?



“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.
The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

-American Crisis I, Thomas Paine
A Drop in the Bucket
Yes.
Imagine that Harry makes Jerry’s day better.
Who’s Harry? I have no clue.
That doesn’t matter.

That in itself changes society even if in a minor, some may say insignificant way.
Were I a betting man, I’d bet that whatever small act of kindness made that improved the day of Jerry won’t be remembered.
However, it is in the collection of small acts, the drops in the bucket that while themselves aren’t too significant may lead to something greater, what may be called a noticeable improvement.
Buckets and buckets worth of change.

This is easy and won’t garner any rewards for the kindly man or woman.
Where’s the cognitive feedback? There is none and while such a thing may not give Harry any, there is no doubt that it was a positive effect on the world.

These are often monotonous things that can add up to a lot over time.
In this category includes but is not limited to:
These ways are minor.
I speak of what can be done on the smaller end so as not to disappoint or turn off the reader, for those are simple improvements that don’t require much exertion.
Work can turn people off.
Large goals are lofty while small ones are more concrete.

A Splash in the Bucket
Beyond a million individual drops requires more effort.
It requires willpower.
It requires work ethic.
It requires a firm conviction in one way or another.
It does not require being elected to the head of state for a country.
Some of these splashes can even become waves, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anything you do affects the world.
Get that through your head and let that sink in as it should.

Under this category fall projects that a person or a group of people can do.
Here lies our personal projects, here we have rallies, here are events of all sorts.
I do keep these ambiguous for a reason, because I don’t believe in opaque lines for this.
The borders are more transparent and like waves.

Captains and the Peak of Potential
Whether you recognize these faces or not, these people are our global leaders.
Like it or not, they represent humanity at the moment and have the potential for the largest effects on the future.
They can set the face of the world, sway public sentiment around matters, set direction for issues like combatting global warming through better environmental regulation.
(See Paris Agreement.
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Will somebody argue that these people cannot change the world? Many of these leaders over history have in fact changed it in ways that I cannot answer in a few simple paragraphs.
Some become historical figures, others become folklore.

Some non-leaders belong here too for their contributions to humanity.
Scientific, artistic, architectural contributions, etc.
may all have a chance to make a profound impact on the world, good or bad.

Montesquieu, Alexander Fleming, Rembrandt, Picasso, Charles Darwin, Norman Rockwell, Robin Williams, to name drop a few.

TLDR: Everybody can change the world.
Anybody can change the world.


Q: Can one person really change the world?
I have multiple answers or perspectives.
They all result in a “Yes”.

The baby makers.
There once was a human named “Lucy”.
Named that posthumously.
She lived a very long time ago.
Her contribution to changing the world was having one or more babies.
She, or her mate was the first person to have the necessary mutation to create what we now label “Homo Erectus”.
It is thought that every human on Earth has this one common ancestor.
Had she not had any offspring, humanity might still be a phenomena waiting to happen.

All people who make babies, if the family line continues, will be responsible in multiple millennia, for contributing to the genetic composition of hundreds, then thousands, then millions, and eventually billions of individuals.
When we make babies, we send a half of ourselves into the future.
Changing the future.
Lucy seems like an extreme case, because she did so a couple of hundred thousand years ago.

The unknown soldier.
They come in varying degrees of contribution, but each changes the world nonetheless.

A guy working on the first assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
His job, put the steering wheel on every Model T that comes down the line.
He works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Between him and his team they are making nine or ten thousand Model T’s per day.
The Model T contributes to the explosion of automobile availability that mobilized humanity.

Another guy works building machines that make tea bags.
They sell to multiple teabag producers, Salada, Red Rose, Nescafe, Lipton, and a few others around the world.
Every day each machine makes tens of thousands of tea bags, which make it into grocery stores every where, and each day, millions of people have a million cuppa’s, get a calming, soothing, satisfying smile on their lips, and go out to face the world, thus warmed and fortified.
The contribution is small, but multiplied millions of times.
Millions and millions and millions, since he does this job for 30 years.

The Known Contributors.
Another guy writes a song, like a John Lennon, or a Freddy Mercury.
People love it, and play it.
For some it helps them through a rough breakup.
or to handle the grief of a loss.
Or to get themselves fired up before a job interview.
Some other musicians get inspired from it.
It changes the music they make.
They embed it’s essence in their song, and it becomes popular firing up, or soothing another generation, inspiring another round of song writers.

Or a play gets written.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
Read by hundreds of millions.
Seen performed by hundreds of millions.
Maybe some couple’s first date.
Maybe the day they decide to get married against their parent’s wishes.
But deeper it goes.
Others like the plot line so much they write derivative stories.
Gnomeo and Juliet, or any one of the many that have been created over the years, West Side Story is another derivative.
There are hundreds.
Now the impact is into the billions.
Has become a part of the mindset of literally billions of people.

The Movement Starters.
The leaders or catalysts that movements rally around, or are inspired by.
Ghandi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Adolph Hitler (you can change the world in bad ways too).
With their charisma, and their speeches and their policies.
There are many many examples of this.
People who will be in the history books for a very long time.

The Doers.
Often Firsts.
Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong (first in space, first on the moon).
Roger Bannister (4 minute mile).
Columbus (began European settlement of America).
Amundsen (South Pole).
Hillary and Norgay (Mt Everest).
Doing things no-one else has done, paving the way, leading the pack.
Are another way of changing the world.
Showing what can be done.
Inspiring others.
Starting a trend.
Opening up a new horizon.

Inventors and Innovators.
Like the Wright Brothers who were the first to fly heavier than air aircraft.
Today there are thousands of commercial airliners in the air at any given point in time, carrying travelers everywhere.
Wings, an engine, some controls, and a pilot.
All started with one flight.
Radio, television, sewing machines, microchips, computers, calculators, trains, the wheel, light bulbs.
We live in a day full of the inventions of others.
Some we know the source of.
Some, like the wheel we do not.
But every innovation had an innovative mind that saw something and thought, “hmmm, what if….
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For some, the impact was near instantaneous.
Others took years to turn their vision into a reality.
And once the innovation was created, some spread around the world very slowly, taking generations.
Some quite quickly changed the world.

The shorter answer would have been just “Yes”.


What world?
This phrase “change the world” has a subtle belief embedded in it that deserves more light: the belief is “there is a world which is a certain way”.
The mind has conceived the world as an object — something with definite attributes and category membership, something with a boundary that separates it from “other”.

What isn’t always obvious is that the mind is the source of that belief itself.
Your mind “constructs” a concept of “the world” cognitively, by trying to interpret its experiences and memories — which includes “what others have said” and “what seems to be implied by what I’ve seen” and so forth.

The process of constructing a world is complex, and you’ve been doing it for a long time.
So you’ve forgotten — or perhaps never recognized — that it’s your own invention.

I’m not saying that objective reality doesn’t exist — there is indeed a reality which exists independently of my view or your view.
But neither of us have the ability to relate to that reality “as it is”.
We only have the ability to interpret what we experience, and we call that interpretation our “knowledge.

Then, because we’re lazy (an evolution-driven cognitive efficiency), we take shortcuts and treat things abstractly.
So when one says “the world”, it shows up in the mind as a single unitary thing with its own identity.
But in fact, there’s no such entity — reality as a whole transcends any boundaries or conceptual definition that you put on it.
There’s no “fixed thing which is the world”, outside of our heads.

Thus when someone says “I want to change the world”, the statement is bordering on meaningless, because it’s referring to a kind of illusion in their mind… their mind took a shortcut, made up a “world”, and decided that it was a fixed thing, then decided that it needed to change into a different fixed thing.

There’s no boundary between “me” and “the world” outside of my own thoughts.
Every action changes something, and it’s all part of reality as a whole.
Reality as a whole is constantly changing, and the paradox of “constant” and “changing” being placed adjacent to each other is appropriate.

You can’t stop changing reality, and you can’t stop thinking in abstractions for very long.
But you can recognize when you’ve thought about something that isn’t entirely real — you can learn to see the shortcomings of superficial entities created by the mind.

Reality keeps changing, and I’m part of reality.
What I want is to have my actions reflect an appreciation of that wholeness — I want to support the movements towards what’s good, and oppose the movements toward what’s bad, and I know that it will all keep changing forever.
Nothing I do is permanent, but belonging to the whole relieves me of having to worry about that.




I am the CFO of the startup NeuCogni.
I want to change the world by resolving the current major mental illnesses (personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and depression) and make people more intelligent.
Within our startup, I want to do this by making devices that can achieve these with the press of a button.
While it sounds ambitious, it is not that difficult for me.

As a startup, my role is multiple, and goes way beyond finances.
I also lead the psychological research we make at the moment.
I will resolve the world through the breakthrough approaches to neuroscience that I invented myself.

Me and Sanil, our CEO, met on Quora.
Sanil was looking for a way to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, OCD and depression.
Meeting was the most incredible coincidence to happen online.

Seeing the progress that goes on today in the cognitive neuroscience and Medtech world, us curing these illnesses should seem impossible: there are already more Medtech companies that have more money, more technology, and academics who have written dozens of papers about how the brain works.
And then, there is also conventional psychology and psychiatry that has been trying to cure these illnesses for decades.
However, all these people have still failed.
So why did they fail, and why do I think I will not?
Conventional psychology and psychiatry have failed for multiple reasons such as ignoring data gathered from introspective sources, lack of engineering approaches, and lack of understanding of the function of the brain and the mind.
Functional psychology is the only branch that has gone a few steps beyond, but still lacks the latter understanding.
Medtech companies are trying to build tools, or systems for interaction with people, but they are inhabited by technologists, software engineers, who are not really trying to solve the problem of mental health.
Academics fail because the research processes are faulty, slow and conservative, leading to many useless papers and extremely slow progress.

Mental health is also not resolved because it receives extremely low funding.
When capable people join their forces, they can solve any problem.
But comparing the expenditure on space travel and resolving mental health, it is obvious that neither governments nor private companies want to solve the problem of mental health.

We overcome these issues due to more efficient approaches that require less funds but target the problem directly, and open-minded and smarter approaches to problem-solving that lead to easier ways to tackle the problem and easier solutions for the users.

Visit my website NeuCogni for more updates.



Yes, he can change the world if his world is defined according to his terms i.
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the connection he establishes with the society and his vicinity.

You don't need to change the GLOBE.
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you just need to lit yourself.

We always think that what difference an individual could make in the world or for the entire humanity.
How can we change entire society when its full of negativity and hurdles?
Imagine what if the candle thought the same! It would have self-immolated and never lit again.

We should be like that candle who only cares about its vicinity.
It is never afraid of the darkness or the wind which will engulf it.

Be like a torch who just cares and guides the path of the followers, not the city.
It is ignored until needed.
That does not mean, torch will not spread light thinking itself being irrelevant or incapable.

Be like a candle or a torch.
Whenever they are lit, they only care about the light.


Combinations of circumstances (in other words, just plain luck) can mean that some people get an opportunity to make the world much better or much worse and it looks to be almost their own solo effort.
Most of us will never be in a position that even our greatest triumphs or most pathetic disasters will ever be remembered.

Consider two people who have had a huge impact on the world: Bill Gates and Thomas Midgley Junior.

It could well be said that Bill Gates will eradicate malaria (or come very close).
There will probably be other great achievements recorded against his name one day.

Thomas Midgley Jr developed tetraethyllead as an anti-knock agent for cars.
The idea was to make motoring safer and more reliable and therefore break down the tyranny of distance.
It turned out to cause cancer, brain damage and violent crime.

He also developed chlorofluorocarbons as refrigerants (CFCs) which made refrigeration safer and practical.
Refrigeration is one of the bedrocks of modern society without which it is much more difficult to have vaccines, fresh food and better diets, and has helped drive the emancipation of women.
All very, very noble and worthy.
But it turned out that CFCs did some pretty serious damage to the ozone layer and required international treaties to rectify their effects.
And so history judges Thomas Midgley Junior as a kind of accidental villain.

From what I read of Thomas Midgley's history and Bill Gates', I think Midgley was probably the one more earnestly trying to do good for the world from day one.

The tools the two men were using (chemistry and mechanical engineering in the early-to-mid twentieth century and software development in the late twentieth century) were comparable in terms of their technological impact on the world.
And yet, by circumstances that neither man really had control over, history will judge them as complete opposites.

And in between, many billions of people who were just as smart, just as determined, just as interested in the common good have been born; many have tried to make an impact but have achieved little for good or evil.
Only a very few have succeeded to leave the world that much of a better place afterwards.


No.
Not normally, but for a few exceptions, Ideas change the world.

When it is time for a new idea, someone brings it into the world.

Usually they are laughed at, ridiculed, made fun of, ostracized or burned at the stake, and it is explained to them how that idea absolutely won't work….

and then that generation dies.

and the new generation adopts that idea.

because you cannot typically change how people think, once they have formed their opinions, and values.
it's Madness.

But bill Gates developing Microsoft brought microcomputers to the world.

Mark Zuckerberg brought Facebook to the world and destroyed the social fabric of humanity by making it addictive…turning everyone into social media addicts and then harvesting that data and selling it to the highest bidder.

two days ago I 2 days ago I went to a school picnic in Thailand and there were 11 year old kids sitting at tables in a social event with their parents and while the parents were talking to each other and sharing in the community all of these 11 year old kids had their cell phones out on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and line and they were not paying attention to their parents and they were not paying attention to each other which was the whole point of going to this social event… for the parents and children to me each other.

If this was cigarettes or alcohol or gambling or drugs, what kind of penalties would we be giving against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
Mark has made children addicts.
Knowingly.



There are lot of ideas and theories since the beginning of the human history for changing the world to a better place.
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Most of them are good meant, but very difficult to achieve with the realities of our cruel world.
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That’s why, i’ve never understand the complexity of our ideas to change things into better.
In fact, it’s quite easy to make a difference in life and for that, we don’t need any politicians, heroes, worshipped leaders or any social organisations.
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Just ourself is enough ! And if at least 10 % of us would follow those easy steps, believe me, the world could change into a heaven.
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For example:
When you’ve visited the last time a cancer patient in a hospital ?
Image Source: About Childhood Cancer
And i don’t mean with that your own relatives, beloved ones ( of course you should ) but randomly, to walk into a hospital, to give them a flower, a toy or just a smile ?
You know what Love means ? Even the most advanced technologies and medicines can’t give someone ever the same result of willpower than your smile and a few good words.
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When you have spoken the last time with a refugee in your country ?
Image Source: Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred
Not the talk like: ‘’Hey how are you’’ or so.
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I mean, to walk over your street, maybe knock on their door to offer a sweet or tea, and sat down with them to ask, why they are here ? About their stories ? Why they took this long and dangerous road instead to stay in their very safe countries.
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Why they want to steal your taxes and are planning to live on your pocket ? ( Is it not like this ? )
Look deep into their eyes when they are able to tell you about the bombs which destroyed their home, took their parents, relatives, listen to the stories of 10 year old girl childs who were raped and tortured, if you can still sit over there with a cold and feelingless face.
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When you has given an attention for someone living on the streets ?
Image Source: I’M SPENDING 5 DAYS LIVING ON THE STREETS SO THE HOMELESS DONT HAVE TO.

Don’t worry my friend.
I’m not asking you to give them money, because i know, they are lazy, parasites, dirty and so on.
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Just a ‘’Hello’’ or a simple and warm smile, maybe ? Is that too much ? You ever heard their parts of the story ? Or you mean it’s great to sleep in winter by -10 degrees outside for anyone ?
When was the last time you take stance against racism ?
Image Source: White Texans Shouldn't See Anti-Racism as a Personal Threat
It’s impossible nowadays to say we’ve never faced this situation anywhere, when in the whole world, especially in the developed industrial countries, the hatred about the so called ‘’others’’ is on the daily rise.
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And we all saw these arguments, bad jokes, attacks.
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in the bus, metro, school, public spaces, everywhere.
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at least once in our life.
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You were belonging to those who were just listening or smiling or .
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maybe the one who applauded the courage of someone else ?
You ever took a stance and put yourself in a danger, just for the sake of the humanity ?
To fight the injustice, to protect an innocent person from the evil ?
When was the last time you gave another child a chocolate or a butter bread ?
We all are in love with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandsons and daughters.
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But especially mom’s ! Who are so much obsessed with their kids comfort, well-being, security.
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You ever made a toast for your neighbours son without a pressure from someone else, like your own kid or so ? Just because you felt this love inside of yourself ?
Or when you were walking anywhere in the park with your own kid, you’ve shared the last chocolate of her with an other kid ? You ever teached riding a bike to a poor child, who has never seen it before ?.
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Is Love something, what only stays in the family ? Inside of your own family ?
You can replace these examples with many others like,
Did you ever take a stance against a sexual harrasment ?
When the last time you helped a blind person to cross the street ?
Helped an old woman to carry their shopping bags up ?
Looked for a dustbin around for kilometres with garbage in your hands ?
Called a friend whom you did not see for a long time and just said on phone:
‘’I love you a lot’’
I’m sure you’ll say, how we can change the world to a better place with these simple things, when we need solutions for the infrastructure, poverty, gender equality, democracy, education and many other expensive things.
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But what we don’t understand is.
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all those things are in danger since a long time, because we as human beings fail in a very basic attitude:
‘’goodness’’ and ‘’empathy’’
We lost ourselves soo much in the materialistic world, to earn more money, more titles, more career, more beautiful women, more handsome men, more houses, more cars, more and more,
that we forgot our roots.
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smiling to a stranger in the elevator,
thanking the cleaning women at work ( we don’t even know her name )
kissing a kid in her mother’s arms,
spending a tea for someone we’ve meet just now,
inviting a boy/girl to a dinner without to have a complex,
giving a gift for a guest.
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You see, it doesn’t cost you anything.
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or maybe some of them, a peanut in comparison with what you are spending for your broadband internet or paid tv system.

But definitely, when only 10 % of us would start to doing this duties again, the world could be change to a better place with less poverty, wars, inequality, with much more happiness and especially full of ‘’hope’’
Yes, one person can change the world.


Indeed, he is changing it for India.

Meet the “Arjunas" prepared by him.

Saina Nehwal
PV Sindhu.

Srikanth Kidambi
Now, a brief introduction of this modern Dronacharya.

When he opened up his academy in order to nurture the country's badminton talents, he was not having enough capital to do so.
He mortgaged his house in order to start his academy.
Today the academy is nurturing badminton talents like anything and is writing history by occupying 10 hotspots in top 50 badminton players ranking.

The academy is known as Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Recently, in CWG 2018, the Indian badminton saw such magnificent leap where two of its players clashed for the gold.
Hindustan times reported the event as “This is an incredible and unprecedented phase for Indian badminton.
With the withering away of the Chinese domination, two girls – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – have emerged as the ones to beat in the international arena.

So when your heart is pounded with enormous joy and proud for moment like this:
Source: https://www.
hindustantimes.
com

Do respect the man responsible for all this.

The man is Pullela Gopichand himself.

Image source: www.
indiatvnews.
com

Source:
From Saina to Sindhu: How Pullela Gopichand is helping Indian shuttlers stay on top of their game


Yes
Absolutely
Definitely
Positively
Undeniably
Unequivicably
Unquestionably
And without doubt.

It is called the 'Butterfly effect' Butterfly effect
Basically it means that everything that happens changes the world in some way.

Today you will survive because a stranger will stop you in the street to ask the way.

The stranger prevented you from crossing the road at the very moment an idiotic driver got a phone call from a friend about nothing in particular, and having chosen to answer the phone rather than keep his eye on the road, would have hit you and killed you.

But he won't hit you
He will hit someone else
Had he hit you, the trouble and despair it would have caused would have rippled out to your friends and family.

To your employer.

To the friends of all those you know.

To those who have to sort out all the ensuing mess because you didn't anticipate that you would die, so didn't leave a Will, and due to that many others will have to be employed to deal with these matters.

The domino effect of your dying has changed history.

Even as you are reading this, somewhere someone is about to die unnecessarily
and someone has been saved from dying by a chance event that went unnoticed.

Think yourself lucky that you are reading this
But take care
the world needs you.

to change it.


There are a lot of great answers here, most of them are of a philosophical nature and involved introspection to see if YOU are the one to bring change to the world.
I know I’m a simple IT guy living in rural Vermont.
I’m not changing the world anytime soon.
Not the whole world, at least.

However….
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I’m gonna learn ya about one man, just one man, with no “followers” or cult status.
Just a simple scientist who was trying to do one thing and discovered something far more sinister and ubiquitous in our society.

Look up Clair Patterson.
He was a geochemist in Caltech who was trying to calculate the age of the Earth.
His experiments required precise measurements of uranium in samples he had collected (primarily from the Meteor Crater in AZ).
As uranium decays, it becomes lead.
The uranium-lead ratio is a good way to estimate the age of a sample, in this case, zircons.

He kept getting inaccurate readings and after investigating for over 6 years, he discovered that it was lead contamination that was causing the errors.
There was far too much lead in his samples to be accurate.
It must have come from the environment.
He could not come up with a room clean enough for him to get an accurate measurement of the lead in his samples.
Eventually he created the first “clean room” in Caltech in 1954 (I believe).
He would mix his own compounds and acid wash everything in his lab to prevent contamination.

He brought up the issue of lead contamination and provided enough data for the government to change it’s stance on lead, which was widely used in gasoline and in solder for food canning.

How often does one man change the mind of the federal government of the U.
S.

If not for this man, we would be in a world that is more dangerous, toxic, and stupid.
Literally – lead causes brain damage.
It’s presence in the environment is responsible for underperformance in children, and mental illness.

Clair Patterson was THE MAN!



We cannot change the world and we do not need to change it.
It is only ourselves, how we relate to the world, especially how we relate to other people that we need to change.

We can see how each and every political, social, economic or military “solution” we apply only makes things worse.
Our history is a chain of recurring, vicious cycles, each civilization that is built on the ruins of the previous one committing the same mistakes until it falls apart.

This is because we all relate to others, the world around us in a subjective, self-serving, self-justifying way.
Thus we only care about in what way and how much we can exploit others and the world, living in constant, ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense.
Our inherent distrust towards others prevents us to build positive, mutually complementing, mutually responsible interconnections, cooperations that could solve any problems.

Thus through a gradual, purposeful process, through the right educational method we need to build absolute mutual trust, mutual guarantee in between us, through which we can transform how we expereince the world around us, building a “Garden of Eden” out of our present “Hell”.

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MY NEW GOLDEN RULE:
NEVER treat others as you would like to be treated yourself — unless they agree to it first –because what is good for you may be deadly damaging for others.
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Our wretchedly simplified mentality is against the mighty Law of Nature where nothing can be perfectly the same, never has the same needs or abilities… We must learn that there are no identical units ever possible in reality.

We must learn to peacefully and mutually co-exist with each other and with mighty nature.

ALL HISTORIES OF THE OLD GOLDEN RULE BELOW PROVOKE ARGUMENTS, TERROR, BLOODY FIGHTS AND WAR.

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Confusianism
What you don’t want done to yourself, don’t do to others.

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Buddhism
Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.

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Fainism
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting
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-Fifth Century B.
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Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.

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Classical Paganism
May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.

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Hinduism
Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.

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What is hateful to yourself, don’t do to your fellow man.

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Christianity
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

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Sikhism
Treat others as thou wouldst be treated thyself.

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Sometimes they do…
JK Rowling; Author of the Harry Potter series.

Charlie Chaplin: A man who needs no Introduction.

And Walt Disney…
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Yes we can…
I feel that we, the human race as a whole, can change the world.

The question should be:
Why are we not working together, as a whole human species, to change the world?
The nations of the world have been divided for millenniums and I honestly don't see that changing any time soon.

Over the course of time, the people of this world have fought over the almost everything.

The list goes on!
Time after time we have gone to war with ourselves causing massive chaos and destruction, bringing a trail of devastation in our paths.

I shouldn't even have to go into detail about how many wars have happened in mankind’s history.

I say all that to say… it is not impossible for us to change the world.
Hell, there are people out there who are making the world a better place every day.
In order for the world to truly change, we as its people need to change ourselves first.
There is so much hate and negativity in our societies today.
Whether it is in the US, South Korea, Canada, Australia, anywhere! We need to stop the negativity and violence in this world, and come together as a whole so we can make our future a better place.
Other wise we're all fucked.

Unfortunately, I don't see that happening any time soon.


Can one person really change the world?



“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.
The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

-American Crisis I, Thomas Paine
A Drop in the Bucket
Yes.
Imagine that Harry makes Jerry’s day better.
Who’s Harry? I have no clue.
That doesn’t matter.

That in itself changes society even if in a minor, some may say insignificant way.
Were I a betting man, I’d bet that whatever small act of kindness made that improved the day of Jerry won’t be remembered.
However, it is in the collection of small acts, the drops in the bucket that while themselves aren’t too significant may lead to something greater, what may be called a noticeable improvement.
Buckets and buckets worth of change.

This is easy and won’t garner any rewards for the kindly man or woman.
Where’s the cognitive feedback? There is none and while such a thing may not give Harry any, there is no doubt that it was a positive effect on the world.

These are often monotonous things that can add up to a lot over time.
In this category includes but is not limited to:
These ways are minor.
I speak of what can be done on the smaller end so as not to disappoint or turn off the reader, for those are simple improvements that don’t require much exertion.
Work can turn people off.
Large goals are lofty while small ones are more concrete.

A Splash in the Bucket
Beyond a million individual drops requires more effort.
It requires willpower.
It requires work ethic.
It requires a firm conviction in one way or another.
It does not require being elected to the head of state for a country.
Some of these splashes can even become waves, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anything you do affects the world.
Get that through your head and let that sink in as it should.

Under this category fall projects that a person or a group of people can do.
Here lies our personal projects, here we have rallies, here are events of all sorts.
I do keep these ambiguous for a reason, because I don’t believe in opaque lines for this.
The borders are more transparent and like waves.

Captains and the Peak of Potential
Whether you recognize these faces or not, these people are our global leaders.
Like it or not, they represent humanity at the moment and have the potential for the largest effects on the future.
They can set the face of the world, sway public sentiment around matters, set direction for issues like combatting global warming through better environmental regulation.
(See Paris Agreement.
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Will somebody argue that these people cannot change the world? Many of these leaders over history have in fact changed it in ways that I cannot answer in a few simple paragraphs.
Some become historical figures, others become folklore.

Some non-leaders belong here too for their contributions to humanity.
Scientific, artistic, architectural contributions, etc.
may all have a chance to make a profound impact on the world, good or bad.

Montesquieu, Alexander Fleming, Rembrandt, Picasso, Charles Darwin, Norman Rockwell, Robin Williams, to name drop a few.

TLDR: Everybody can change the world.
Anybody can change the world.


Q: Can one person really change the world?
I have multiple answers or perspectives.
They all result in a “Yes”.

The baby makers.
There once was a human named “Lucy”.
Named that posthumously.
She lived a very long time ago.
Her contribution to changing the world was having one or more babies.
She, or her mate was the first person to have the necessary mutation to create what we now label “Homo Erectus”.
It is thought that every human on Earth has this one common ancestor.
Had she not had any offspring, humanity might still be a phenomena waiting to happen.

All people who make babies, if the family line continues, will be responsible in multiple millennia, for contributing to the genetic composition of hundreds, then thousands, then millions, and eventually billions of individuals.
When we make babies, we send a half of ourselves into the future.
Changing the future.
Lucy seems like an extreme case, because she did so a couple of hundred thousand years ago.

The unknown soldier.
They come in varying degrees of contribution, but each changes the world nonetheless.

A guy working on the first assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
His job, put the steering wheel on every Model T that comes down the line.
He works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Between him and his team they are making nine or ten thousand Model T’s per day.
The Model T contributes to the explosion of automobile availability that mobilized humanity.

Another guy works building machines that make tea bags.
They sell to multiple teabag producers, Salada, Red Rose, Nescafe, Lipton, and a few others around the world.
Every day each machine makes tens of thousands of tea bags, which make it into grocery stores every where, and each day, millions of people have a million cuppa’s, get a calming, soothing, satisfying smile on their lips, and go out to face the world, thus warmed and fortified.
The contribution is small, but multiplied millions of times.
Millions and millions and millions, since he does this job for 30 years.

The Known Contributors.
Another guy writes a song, like a John Lennon, or a Freddy Mercury.
People love it, and play it.
For some it helps them through a rough breakup.
or to handle the grief of a loss.
Or to get themselves fired up before a job interview.
Some other musicians get inspired from it.
It changes the music they make.
They embed it’s essence in their song, and it becomes popular firing up, or soothing another generation, inspiring another round of song writers.

Or a play gets written.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
Read by hundreds of millions.
Seen performed by hundreds of millions.
Maybe some couple’s first date.
Maybe the day they decide to get married against their parent’s wishes.
But deeper it goes.
Others like the plot line so much they write derivative stories.
Gnomeo and Juliet, or any one of the many that have been created over the years, West Side Story is another derivative.
There are hundreds.
Now the impact is into the billions.
Has become a part of the mindset of literally billions of people.

The Movement Starters.
The leaders or catalysts that movements rally around, or are inspired by.
Ghandi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Adolph Hitler (you can change the world in bad ways too).
With their charisma, and their speeches and their policies.
There are many many examples of this.
People who will be in the history books for a very long time.

The Doers.
Often Firsts.
Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong (first in space, first on the moon).
Roger Bannister (4 minute mile).
Columbus (began European settlement of America).
Amundsen (South Pole).
Hillary and Norgay (Mt Everest).
Doing things no-one else has done, paving the way, leading the pack.
Are another way of changing the world.
Showing what can be done.
Inspiring others.
Starting a trend.
Opening up a new horizon.

Inventors and Innovators.
Like the Wright Brothers who were the first to fly heavier than air aircraft.
Today there are thousands of commercial airliners in the air at any given point in time, carrying travelers everywhere.
Wings, an engine, some controls, and a pilot.
All started with one flight.
Radio, television, sewing machines, microchips, computers, calculators, trains, the wheel, light bulbs.
We live in a day full of the inventions of others.
Some we know the source of.
Some, like the wheel we do not.
But every innovation had an innovative mind that saw something and thought, “hmmm, what if….
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For some, the impact was near instantaneous.
Others took years to turn their vision into a reality.
And once the innovation was created, some spread around the world very slowly, taking generations.
Some quite quickly changed the world.

The shorter answer would have been just “Yes”.


What world?
This phrase “change the world” has a subtle belief embedded in it that deserves more light: the belief is “there is a world which is a certain way”.
The mind has conceived the world as an object — something with definite attributes and category membership, something with a boundary that separates it from “other”.

What isn’t always obvious is that the mind is the source of that belief itself.
Your mind “constructs” a concept of “the world” cognitively, by trying to interpret its experiences and memories — which includes “what others have said” and “what seems to be implied by what I’ve seen” and so forth.

The process of constructing a world is complex, and you’ve been doing it for a long time.
So you’ve forgotten — or perhaps never recognized — that it’s your own invention.

I’m not saying that objective reality doesn’t exist — there is indeed a reality which exists independently of my view or your view.
But neither of us have the ability to relate to that reality “as it is”.
We only have the ability to interpret what we experience, and we call that interpretation our “knowledge.

Then, because we’re lazy (an evolution-driven cognitive efficiency), we take shortcuts and treat things abstractly.
So when one says “the world”, it shows up in the mind as a single unitary thing with its own identity.
But in fact, there’s no such entity — reality as a whole transcends any boundaries or conceptual definition that you put on it.
There’s no “fixed thing which is the world”, outside of our heads.

Thus when someone says “I want to change the world”, the statement is bordering on meaningless, because it’s referring to a kind of illusion in their mind… their mind took a shortcut, made up a “world”, and decided that it was a fixed thing, then decided that it needed to change into a different fixed thing.

There’s no boundary between “me” and “the world” outside of my own thoughts.
Every action changes something, and it’s all part of reality as a whole.
Reality as a whole is constantly changing, and the paradox of “constant” and “changing” being placed adjacent to each other is appropriate.

You can’t stop changing reality, and you can’t stop thinking in abstractions for very long.
But you can recognize when you’ve thought about something that isn’t entirely real — you can learn to see the shortcomings of superficial entities created by the mind.

Reality keeps changing, and I’m part of reality.
What I want is to have my actions reflect an appreciation of that wholeness — I want to support the movements towards what’s good, and oppose the movements toward what’s bad, and I know that it will all keep changing forever.
Nothing I do is permanent, but belonging to the whole relieves me of having to worry about that.




I am the CFO of the startup NeuCogni.
I want to change the world by resolving the current major mental illnesses (personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and depression) and make people more intelligent.
Within our startup, I want to do this by making devices that can achieve these with the press of a button.
While it sounds ambitious, it is not that difficult for me.

As a startup, my role is multiple, and goes way beyond finances.
I also lead the psychological research we make at the moment.
I will resolve the world through the breakthrough approaches to neuroscience that I invented myself.

Me and Sanil, our CEO, met on Quora.
Sanil was looking for a way to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, OCD and depression.
Meeting was the most incredible coincidence to happen online.

Seeing the progress that goes on today in the cognitive neuroscience and Medtech world, us curing these illnesses should seem impossible: there are already more Medtech companies that have more money, more technology, and academics who have written dozens of papers about how the brain works.
And then, there is also conventional psychology and psychiatry that has been trying to cure these illnesses for decades.
However, all these people have still failed.
So why did they fail, and why do I think I will not?
Conventional psychology and psychiatry have failed for multiple reasons such as ignoring data gathered from introspective sources, lack of engineering approaches, and lack of understanding of the function of the brain and the mind.
Functional psychology is the only branch that has gone a few steps beyond, but still lacks the latter understanding.
Medtech companies are trying to build tools, or systems for interaction with people, but they are inhabited by technologists, software engineers, who are not really trying to solve the problem of mental health.
Academics fail because the research processes are faulty, slow and conservative, leading to many useless papers and extremely slow progress.

Mental health is also not resolved because it receives extremely low funding.
When capable people join their forces, they can solve any problem.
But comparing the expenditure on space travel and resolving mental health, it is obvious that neither governments nor private companies want to solve the problem of mental health.

We overcome these issues due to more efficient approaches that require less funds but target the problem directly, and open-minded and smarter approaches to problem-solving that lead to easier ways to tackle the problem and easier solutions for the users.

Visit my website NeuCogni for more updates.



Yes, he can change the world if his world is defined according to his terms i.
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the connection he establishes with the society and his vicinity.

You don't need to change the GLOBE.
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you just need to lit yourself.

We always think that what difference an individual could make in the world or for the entire humanity.
How can we change entire society when its full of negativity and hurdles?
Imagine what if the candle thought the same! It would have self-immolated and never lit again.

We should be like that candle who only cares about its vicinity.
It is never afraid of the darkness or the wind which will engulf it.

Be like a torch who just cares and guides the path of the followers, not the city.
It is ignored until needed.
That does not mean, torch will not spread light thinking itself being irrelevant or incapable.

Be like a candle or a torch.
Whenever they are lit, they only care about the light.


Combinations of circumstances (in other words, just plain luck) can mean that some people get an opportunity to make the world much better or much worse and it looks to be almost their own solo effort.
Most of us will never be in a position that even our greatest triumphs or most pathetic disasters will ever be remembered.

Consider two people who have had a huge impact on the world: Bill Gates and Thomas Midgley Junior.

It could well be said that Bill Gates will eradicate malaria (or come very close).
There will probably be other great achievements recorded against his name one day.

Thomas Midgley Jr developed tetraethyllead as an anti-knock agent for cars.
The idea was to make motoring safer and more reliable and therefore break down the tyranny of distance.
It turned out to cause cancer, brain damage and violent crime.

He also developed chlorofluorocarbons as refrigerants (CFCs) which made refrigeration safer and practical.
Refrigeration is one of the bedrocks of modern society without which it is much more difficult to have vaccines, fresh food and better diets, and has helped drive the emancipation of women.
All very, very noble and worthy.
But it turned out that CFCs did some pretty serious damage to the ozone layer and required international treaties to rectify their effects.
And so history judges Thomas Midgley Junior as a kind of accidental villain.

From what I read of Thomas Midgley's history and Bill Gates', I think Midgley was probably the one more earnestly trying to do good for the world from day one.

The tools the two men were using (chemistry and mechanical engineering in the early-to-mid twentieth century and software development in the late twentieth century) were comparable in terms of their technological impact on the world.
And yet, by circumstances that neither man really had control over, history will judge them as complete opposites.

And in between, many billions of people who were just as smart, just as determined, just as interested in the common good have been born; many have tried to make an impact but have achieved little for good or evil.
Only a very few have succeeded to leave the world that much of a better place afterwards.


No.
Not normally, but for a few exceptions, Ideas change the world.

When it is time for a new idea, someone brings it into the world.

Usually they are laughed at, ridiculed, made fun of, ostracized or burned at the stake, and it is explained to them how that idea absolutely won't work….

and then that generation dies.

and the new generation adopts that idea.

because you cannot typically change how people think, once they have formed their opinions, and values.
it's Madness.

But bill Gates developing Microsoft brought microcomputers to the world.

Mark Zuckerberg brought Facebook to the world and destroyed the social fabric of humanity by making it addictive…turning everyone into social media addicts and then harvesting that data and selling it to the highest bidder.

two days ago I 2 days ago I went to a school picnic in Thailand and there were 11 year old kids sitting at tables in a social event with their parents and while the parents were talking to each other and sharing in the community all of these 11 year old kids had their cell phones out on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and line and they were not paying attention to their parents and they were not paying attention to each other which was the whole point of going to this social event… for the parents and children to me each other.

If this was cigarettes or alcohol or gambling or drugs, what kind of penalties would we be giving against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
Mark has made children addicts.
Knowingly.



There are lot of ideas and theories since the beginning of the human history for changing the world to a better place.
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Most of them are good meant, but very difficult to achieve with the realities of our cruel world.
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That’s why, i’ve never understand the complexity of our ideas to change things into better.
In fact, it’s quite easy to make a difference in life and for that, we don’t need any politicians, heroes, worshipped leaders or any social organisations.
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Just ourself is enough ! And if at least 10 % of us would follow those easy steps, believe me, the world could change into a heaven.
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For example:
When you’ve visited the last time a cancer patient in a hospital ?
Image Source: About Childhood Cancer
And i don’t mean with that your own relatives, beloved ones ( of course you should ) but randomly, to walk into a hospital, to give them a flower, a toy or just a smile ?
You know what Love means ? Even the most advanced technologies and medicines can’t give someone ever the same result of willpower than your smile and a few good words.
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When you have spoken the last time with a refugee in your country ?
Image Source: Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred
Not the talk like: ‘’Hey how are you’’ or so.
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I mean, to walk over your street, maybe knock on their door to offer a sweet or tea, and sat down with them to ask, why they are here ? About their stories ? Why they took this long and dangerous road instead to stay in their very safe countries.
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Why they want to steal your taxes and are planning to live on your pocket ? ( Is it not like this ? )
Look deep into their eyes when they are able to tell you about the bombs which destroyed their home, took their parents, relatives, listen to the stories of 10 year old girl childs who were raped and tortured, if you can still sit over there with a cold and feelingless face.
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When you has given an attention for someone living on the streets ?
Image Source: I’M SPENDING 5 DAYS LIVING ON THE STREETS SO THE HOMELESS DONT HAVE TO.

Don’t worry my friend.
I’m not asking you to give them money, because i know, they are lazy, parasites, dirty and so on.
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Just a ‘’Hello’’ or a simple and warm smile, maybe ? Is that too much ? You ever heard their parts of the story ? Or you mean it’s great to sleep in winter by -10 degrees outside for anyone ?
When was the last time you take stance against racism ?
Image Source: White Texans Shouldn't See Anti-Racism as a Personal Threat
It’s impossible nowadays to say we’ve never faced this situation anywhere, when in the whole world, especially in the developed industrial countries, the hatred about the so called ‘’others’’ is on the daily rise.
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And we all saw these arguments, bad jokes, attacks.
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in the bus, metro, school, public spaces, everywhere.
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at least once in our life.
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You were belonging to those who were just listening or smiling or .
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maybe the one who applauded the courage of someone else ?
You ever took a stance and put yourself in a danger, just for the sake of the humanity ?
To fight the injustice, to protect an innocent person from the evil ?
When was the last time you gave another child a chocolate or a butter bread ?
We all are in love with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandsons and daughters.
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But especially mom’s ! Who are so much obsessed with their kids comfort, well-being, security.
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You ever made a toast for your neighbours son without a pressure from someone else, like your own kid or so ? Just because you felt this love inside of yourself ?
Or when you were walking anywhere in the park with your own kid, you’ve shared the last chocolate of her with an other kid ? You ever teached riding a bike to a poor child, who has never seen it before ?.
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Is Love something, what only stays in the family ? Inside of your own family ?
You can replace these examples with many others like,
Did you ever take a stance against a sexual harrasment ?
When the last time you helped a blind person to cross the street ?
Helped an old woman to carry their shopping bags up ?
Looked for a dustbin around for kilometres with garbage in your hands ?
Called a friend whom you did not see for a long time and just said on phone:
‘’I love you a lot’’
I’m sure you’ll say, how we can change the world to a better place with these simple things, when we need solutions for the infrastructure, poverty, gender equality, democracy, education and many other expensive things.
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But what we don’t understand is.
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all those things are in danger since a long time, because we as human beings fail in a very basic attitude:
‘’goodness’’ and ‘’empathy’’
We lost ourselves soo much in the materialistic world, to earn more money, more titles, more career, more beautiful women, more handsome men, more houses, more cars, more and more,
that we forgot our roots.
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smiling to a stranger in the elevator,
thanking the cleaning women at work ( we don’t even know her name )
kissing a kid in her mother’s arms,
spending a tea for someone we’ve meet just now,
inviting a boy/girl to a dinner without to have a complex,
giving a gift for a guest.
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You see, it doesn’t cost you anything.
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or maybe some of them, a peanut in comparison with what you are spending for your broadband internet or paid tv system.

But definitely, when only 10 % of us would start to doing this duties again, the world could be change to a better place with less poverty, wars, inequality, with much more happiness and especially full of ‘’hope’’
Yes, one person can change the world.


Can one person really change the world?



“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.
The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

-American Crisis I, Thomas Paine
A Drop in the Bucket
Yes.
Imagine that Harry makes Jerry’s day better.
Who’s Harry? I have no clue.
That doesn’t matter.

That in itself changes society even if in a minor, some may say insignificant way.
Were I a betting man, I’d bet that whatever small act of kindness made that improved the day of Jerry won’t be remembered.
However, it is in the collection of small acts, the drops in the bucket that while themselves aren’t too significant may lead to something greater, what may be called a noticeable improvement.
Buckets and buckets worth of change.

This is easy and won’t garner any rewards for the kindly man or woman.
Where’s the cognitive feedback? There is none and while such a thing may not give Harry any, there is no doubt that it was a positive effect on the world.

These are often monotonous things that can add up to a lot over time.
In this category includes but is not limited to:
These ways are minor.
I speak of what can be done on the smaller end so as not to disappoint or turn off the reader, for those are simple improvements that don’t require much exertion.
Work can turn people off.
Large goals are lofty while small ones are more concrete.

A Splash in the Bucket
Beyond a million individual drops requires more effort.
It requires willpower.
It requires work ethic.
It requires a firm conviction in one way or another.
It does not require being elected to the head of state for a country.
Some of these splashes can even become waves, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anything you do affects the world.
Get that through your head and let that sink in as it should.

Under this category fall projects that a person or a group of people can do.
Here lies our personal projects, here we have rallies, here are events of all sorts.
I do keep these ambiguous for a reason, because I don’t believe in opaque lines for this.
The borders are more transparent and like waves.

Captains and the Peak of Potential
Whether you recognize these faces or not, these people are our global leaders.
Like it or not, they represent humanity at the moment and have the potential for the largest effects on the future.
They can set the face of the world, sway public sentiment around matters, set direction for issues like combatting global warming through better environmental regulation.
(See Paris Agreement.
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Will somebody argue that these people cannot change the world? Many of these leaders over history have in fact changed it in ways that I cannot answer in a few simple paragraphs.
Some become historical figures, others become folklore.

Some non-leaders belong here too for their contributions to humanity.
Scientific, artistic, architectural contributions, etc.
may all have a chance to make a profound impact on the world, good or bad.

Montesquieu, Alexander Fleming, Rembrandt, Picasso, Charles Darwin, Norman Rockwell, Robin Williams, to name drop a few.

TLDR: Everybody can change the world.
Anybody can change the world.


Q: Can one person really change the world?
I have multiple answers or perspectives.
They all result in a “Yes”.

The baby makers.
There once was a human named “Lucy”.
Named that posthumously.
She lived a very long time ago.
Her contribution to changing the world was having one or more babies.
She, or her mate was the first person to have the necessary mutation to create what we now label “Homo Erectus”.
It is thought that every human on Earth has this one common ancestor.
Had she not had any offspring, humanity might still be a phenomena waiting to happen.

All people who make babies, if the family line continues, will be responsible in multiple millennia, for contributing to the genetic composition of hundreds, then thousands, then millions, and eventually billions of individuals.
When we make babies, we send a half of ourselves into the future.
Changing the future.
Lucy seems like an extreme case, because she did so a couple of hundred thousand years ago.

The unknown soldier.
They come in varying degrees of contribution, but each changes the world nonetheless.

A guy working on the first assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
His job, put the steering wheel on every Model T that comes down the line.
He works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Between him and his team they are making nine or ten thousand Model T’s per day.
The Model T contributes to the explosion of automobile availability that mobilized humanity.

Another guy works building machines that make tea bags.
They sell to multiple teabag producers, Salada, Red Rose, Nescafe, Lipton, and a few others around the world.
Every day each machine makes tens of thousands of tea bags, which make it into grocery stores every where, and each day, millions of people have a million cuppa’s, get a calming, soothing, satisfying smile on their lips, and go out to face the world, thus warmed and fortified.
The contribution is small, but multiplied millions of times.
Millions and millions and millions, since he does this job for 30 years.

The Known Contributors.
Another guy writes a song, like a John Lennon, or a Freddy Mercury.
People love it, and play it.
For some it helps them through a rough breakup.
or to handle the grief of a loss.
Or to get themselves fired up before a job interview.
Some other musicians get inspired from it.
It changes the music they make.
They embed it’s essence in their song, and it becomes popular firing up, or soothing another generation, inspiring another round of song writers.

Or a play gets written.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
Read by hundreds of millions.
Seen performed by hundreds of millions.
Maybe some couple’s first date.
Maybe the day they decide to get married against their parent’s wishes.
But deeper it goes.
Others like the plot line so much they write derivative stories.
Gnomeo and Juliet, or any one of the many that have been created over the years, West Side Story is another derivative.
There are hundreds.
Now the impact is into the billions.
Has become a part of the mindset of literally billions of people.

The Movement Starters.
The leaders or catalysts that movements rally around, or are inspired by.
Ghandi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Adolph Hitler (you can change the world in bad ways too).
With their charisma, and their speeches and their policies.
There are many many examples of this.
People who will be in the history books for a very long time.

The Doers.
Often Firsts.
Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong (first in space, first on the moon).
Roger Bannister (4 minute mile).
Columbus (began European settlement of America).
Amundsen (South Pole).
Hillary and Norgay (Mt Everest).
Doing things no-one else has done, paving the way, leading the pack.
Are another way of changing the world.
Showing what can be done.
Inspiring others.
Starting a trend.
Opening up a new horizon.

Inventors and Innovators.
Like the Wright Brothers who were the first to fly heavier than air aircraft.
Today there are thousands of commercial airliners in the air at any given point in time, carrying travelers everywhere.
Wings, an engine, some controls, and a pilot.
All started with one flight.
Radio, television, sewing machines, microchips, computers, calculators, trains, the wheel, light bulbs.
We live in a day full of the inventions of others.
Some we know the source of.
Some, like the wheel we do not.
But every innovation had an innovative mind that saw something and thought, “hmmm, what if….
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For some, the impact was near instantaneous.
Others took years to turn their vision into a reality.
And once the innovation was created, some spread around the world very slowly, taking generations.
Some quite quickly changed the world.

The shorter answer would have been just “Yes”.


What world?
This phrase “change the world” has a subtle belief embedded in it that deserves more light: the belief is “there is a world which is a certain way”.
The mind has conceived the world as an object — something with definite attributes and category membership, something with a boundary that separates it from “other”.

What isn’t always obvious is that the mind is the source of that belief itself.
Your mind “constructs” a concept of “the world” cognitively, by trying to interpret its experiences and memories — which includes “what others have said” and “what seems to be implied by what I’ve seen” and so forth.

The process of constructing a world is complex, and you’ve been doing it for a long time.
So you’ve forgotten — or perhaps never recognized — that it’s your own invention.

I’m not saying that objective reality doesn’t exist — there is indeed a reality which exists independently of my view or your view.
But neither of us have the ability to relate to that reality “as it is”.
We only have the ability to interpret what we experience, and we call that interpretation our “knowledge.

Then, because we’re lazy (an evolution-driven cognitive efficiency), we take shortcuts and treat things abstractly.
So when one says “the world”, it shows up in the mind as a single unitary thing with its own identity.
But in fact, there’s no such entity — reality as a whole transcends any boundaries or conceptual definition that you put on it.
There’s no “fixed thing which is the world”, outside of our heads.

Thus when someone says “I want to change the world”, the statement is bordering on meaningless, because it’s referring to a kind of illusion in their mind… their mind took a shortcut, made up a “world”, and decided that it was a fixed thing, then decided that it needed to change into a different fixed thing.

There’s no boundary between “me” and “the world” outside of my own thoughts.
Every action changes something, and it’s all part of reality as a whole.
Reality as a whole is constantly changing, and the paradox of “constant” and “changing” being placed adjacent to each other is appropriate.

You can’t stop changing reality, and you can’t stop thinking in abstractions for very long.
But you can recognize when you’ve thought about something that isn’t entirely real — you can learn to see the shortcomings of superficial entities created by the mind.

Reality keeps changing, and I’m part of reality.
What I want is to have my actions reflect an appreciation of that wholeness — I want to support the movements towards what’s good, and oppose the movements toward what’s bad, and I know that it will all keep changing forever.
Nothing I do is permanent, but belonging to the whole relieves me of having to worry about that.




I am the CFO of the startup NeuCogni.
I want to change the world by resolving the current major mental illnesses (personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and depression) and make people more intelligent.
Within our startup, I want to do this by making devices that can achieve these with the press of a button.
While it sounds ambitious, it is not that difficult for me.

As a startup, my role is multiple, and goes way beyond finances.
I also lead the psychological research we make at the moment.
I will resolve the world through the breakthrough approaches to neuroscience that I invented myself.

Me and Sanil, our CEO, met on Quora.
Sanil was looking for a way to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, OCD and depression.
Meeting was the most incredible coincidence to happen online.

Seeing the progress that goes on today in the cognitive neuroscience and Medtech world, us curing these illnesses should seem impossible: there are already more Medtech companies that have more money, more technology, and academics who have written dozens of papers about how the brain works.
And then, there is also conventional psychology and psychiatry that has been trying to cure these illnesses for decades.
However, all these people have still failed.
So why did they fail, and why do I think I will not?
Conventional psychology and psychiatry have failed for multiple reasons such as ignoring data gathered from introspective sources, lack of engineering approaches, and lack of understanding of the function of the brain and the mind.
Functional psychology is the only branch that has gone a few steps beyond, but still lacks the latter understanding.
Medtech companies are trying to build tools, or systems for interaction with people, but they are inhabited by technologists, software engineers, who are not really trying to solve the problem of mental health.
Academics fail because the research processes are faulty, slow and conservative, leading to many useless papers and extremely slow progress.

Mental health is also not resolved because it receives extremely low funding.
When capable people join their forces, they can solve any problem.
But comparing the expenditure on space travel and resolving mental health, it is obvious that neither governments nor private companies want to solve the problem of mental health.

We overcome these issues due to more efficient approaches that require less funds but target the problem directly, and open-minded and smarter approaches to problem-solving that lead to easier ways to tackle the problem and easier solutions for the users.

Visit my website NeuCogni for more updates.



Yes, he can change the world if his world is defined according to his terms i.
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the connection he establishes with the society and his vicinity.

You don't need to change the GLOBE.
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you just need to lit yourself.

We always think that what difference an individual could make in the world or for the entire humanity.
How can we change entire society when its full of negativity and hurdles?
Imagine what if the candle thought the same! It would have self-immolated and never lit again.

We should be like that candle who only cares about its vicinity.
It is never afraid of the darkness or the wind which will engulf it.

Be like a torch who just cares and guides the path of the followers, not the city.
It is ignored until needed.
That does not mean, torch will not spread light thinking itself being irrelevant or incapable.

Be like a candle or a torch.
Whenever they are lit, they only care about the light.


Combinations of circumstances (in other words, just plain luck) can mean that some people get an opportunity to make the world much better or much worse and it looks to be almost their own solo effort.
Most of us will never be in a position that even our greatest triumphs or most pathetic disasters will ever be remembered.

Consider two people who have had a huge impact on the world: Bill Gates and Thomas Midgley Junior.

It could well be said that Bill Gates will eradicate malaria (or come very close).
There will probably be other great achievements recorded against his name one day.

Thomas Midgley Jr developed tetraethyllead as an anti-knock agent for cars.
The idea was to make motoring safer and more reliable and therefore break down the tyranny of distance.
It turned out to cause cancer, brain damage and violent crime.

He also developed chlorofluorocarbons as refrigerants (CFCs) which made refrigeration safer and practical.
Refrigeration is one of the bedrocks of modern society without which it is much more difficult to have vaccines, fresh food and better diets, and has helped drive the emancipation of women.
All very, very noble and worthy.
But it turned out that CFCs did some pretty serious damage to the ozone layer and required international treaties to rectify their effects.
And so history judges Thomas Midgley Junior as a kind of accidental villain.

From what I read of Thomas Midgley's history and Bill Gates', I think Midgley was probably the one more earnestly trying to do good for the world from day one.

The tools the two men were using (chemistry and mechanical engineering in the early-to-mid twentieth century and software development in the late twentieth century) were comparable in terms of their technological impact on the world.
And yet, by circumstances that neither man really had control over, history will judge them as complete opposites.

And in between, many billions of people who were just as smart, just as determined, just as interested in the common good have been born; many have tried to make an impact but have achieved little for good or evil.
Only a very few have succeeded to leave the world that much of a better place afterwards.


No.
Not normally, but for a few exceptions, Ideas change the world.

When it is time for a new idea, someone brings it into the world.

Usually they are laughed at, ridiculed, made fun of, ostracized or burned at the stake, and it is explained to them how that idea absolutely won't work….

and then that generation dies.

and the new generation adopts that idea.

because you cannot typically change how people think, once they have formed their opinions, and values.
it's Madness.

But bill Gates developing Microsoft brought microcomputers to the world.

Mark Zuckerberg brought Facebook to the world and destroyed the social fabric of humanity by making it addictive…turning everyone into social media addicts and then harvesting that data and selling it to the highest bidder.

two days ago I 2 days ago I went to a school picnic in Thailand and there were 11 year old kids sitting at tables in a social event with their parents and while the parents were talking to each other and sharing in the community all of these 11 year old kids had their cell phones out on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and line and they were not paying attention to their parents and they were not paying attention to each other which was the whole point of going to this social event… for the parents and children to me each other.

If this was cigarettes or alcohol or gambling or drugs, what kind of penalties would we be giving against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
Mark has made children addicts.
Knowingly.



There are lot of ideas and theories since the beginning of the human history for changing the world to a better place.
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Most of them are good meant, but very difficult to achieve with the realities of our cruel world.
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That’s why, i’ve never understand the complexity of our ideas to change things into better.
In fact, it’s quite easy to make a difference in life and for that, we don’t need any politicians, heroes, worshipped leaders or any social organisations.
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Just ourself is enough ! And if at least 10 % of us would follow those easy steps, believe me, the world could change into a heaven.
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For example:
When you’ve visited the last time a cancer patient in a hospital ?
Image Source: About Childhood Cancer
And i don’t mean with that your own relatives, beloved ones ( of course you should ) but randomly, to walk into a hospital, to give them a flower, a toy or just a smile ?
You know what Love means ? Even the most advanced technologies and medicines can’t give someone ever the same result of willpower than your smile and a few good words.
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When you have spoken the last time with a refugee in your country ?
Image Source: Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred
Not the talk like: ‘’Hey how are you’’ or so.
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I mean, to walk over your street, maybe knock on their door to offer a sweet or tea, and sat down with them to ask, why they are here ? About their stories ? Why they took this long and dangerous road instead to stay in their very safe countries.
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Why they want to steal your taxes and are planning to live on your pocket ? ( Is it not like this ? )
Look deep into their eyes when they are able to tell you about the bombs which destroyed their home, took their parents, relatives, listen to the stories of 10 year old girl childs who were raped and tortured, if you can still sit over there with a cold and feelingless face.
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When you has given an attention for someone living on the streets ?
Image Source: I’M SPENDING 5 DAYS LIVING ON THE STREETS SO THE HOMELESS DONT HAVE TO.

Don’t worry my friend.
I’m not asking you to give them money, because i know, they are lazy, parasites, dirty and so on.
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Just a ‘’Hello’’ or a simple and warm smile, maybe ? Is that too much ? You ever heard their parts of the story ? Or you mean it’s great to sleep in winter by -10 degrees outside for anyone ?
When was the last time you take stance against racism ?
Image Source: White Texans Shouldn't See Anti-Racism as a Personal Threat
It’s impossible nowadays to say we’ve never faced this situation anywhere, when in the whole world, especially in the developed industrial countries, the hatred about the so called ‘’others’’ is on the daily rise.
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And we all saw these arguments, bad jokes, attacks.
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in the bus, metro, school, public spaces, everywhere.
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at least once in our life.
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You were belonging to those who were just listening or smiling or .
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maybe the one who applauded the courage of someone else ?
You ever took a stance and put yourself in a danger, just for the sake of the humanity ?
To fight the injustice, to protect an innocent person from the evil ?
When was the last time you gave another child a chocolate or a butter bread ?
We all are in love with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandsons and daughters.
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But especially mom’s ! Who are so much obsessed with their kids comfort, well-being, security.
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You ever made a toast for your neighbours son without a pressure from someone else, like your own kid or so ? Just because you felt this love inside of yourself ?
Or when you were walking anywhere in the park with your own kid, you’ve shared the last chocolate of her with an other kid ? You ever teached riding a bike to a poor child, who has never seen it before ?.
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Is Love something, what only stays in the family ? Inside of your own family ?
You can replace these examples with many others like,
Did you ever take a stance against a sexual harrasment ?
When the last time you helped a blind person to cross the street ?
Helped an old woman to carry their shopping bags up ?
Looked for a dustbin around for kilometres with garbage in your hands ?
Called a friend whom you did not see for a long time and just said on phone:
‘’I love you a lot’’
I’m sure you’ll say, how we can change the world to a better place with these simple things, when we need solutions for the infrastructure, poverty, gender equality, democracy, education and many other expensive things.
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But what we don’t understand is.
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all those things are in danger since a long time, because we as human beings fail in a very basic attitude:
‘’goodness’’ and ‘’empathy’’
We lost ourselves soo much in the materialistic world, to earn more money, more titles, more career, more beautiful women, more handsome men, more houses, more cars, more and more,
that we forgot our roots.
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smiling to a stranger in the elevator,
thanking the cleaning women at work ( we don’t even know her name )
kissing a kid in her mother’s arms,
spending a tea for someone we’ve meet just now,
inviting a boy/girl to a dinner without to have a complex,
giving a gift for a guest.
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You see, it doesn’t cost you anything.
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or maybe some of them, a peanut in comparison with what you are spending for your broadband internet or paid tv system.

But definitely, when only 10 % of us would start to doing this duties again, the world could be change to a better place with less poverty, wars, inequality, with much more happiness and especially full of ‘’hope’’
Yes, one person can change the world.


Indeed, he is changing it for India.

Meet the “Arjunas" prepared by him.

Saina Nehwal
PV Sindhu.

Srikanth Kidambi
Now, a brief introduction of this modern Dronacharya.

When he opened up his academy in order to nurture the country's badminton talents, he was not having enough capital to do so.
He mortgaged his house in order to start his academy.
Today the academy is nurturing badminton talents like anything and is writing history by occupying 10 hotspots in top 50 badminton players ranking.

The academy is known as Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Recently, in CWG 2018, the Indian badminton saw such magnificent leap where two of its players clashed for the gold.
Hindustan times reported the event as “This is an incredible and unprecedented phase for Indian badminton.
With the withering away of the Chinese domination, two girls – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – have emerged as the ones to beat in the international arena.

So when your heart is pounded with enormous joy and proud for moment like this:
Source: https://www.
hindustantimes.
com

Do respect the man responsible for all this.

The man is Pullela Gopichand himself.

Image source: www.
indiatvnews.
com

Source:
From Saina to Sindhu: How Pullela Gopichand is helping Indian shuttlers stay on top of their game


Yes
Absolutely
Definitely
Positively
Undeniably
Unequivicably
Unquestionably
And without doubt.

It is called the 'Butterfly effect' Butterfly effect
Basically it means that everything that happens changes the world in some way.

Today you will survive because a stranger will stop you in the street to ask the way.

The stranger prevented you from crossing the road at the very moment an idiotic driver got a phone call from a friend about nothing in particular, and having chosen to answer the phone rather than keep his eye on the road, would have hit you and killed you.

But he won't hit you
He will hit someone else
Had he hit you, the trouble and despair it would have caused would have rippled out to your friends and family.

To your employer.

To the friends of all those you know.

To those who have to sort out all the ensuing mess because you didn't anticipate that you would die, so didn't leave a Will, and due to that many others will have to be employed to deal with these matters.

The domino effect of your dying has changed history.

Even as you are reading this, somewhere someone is about to die unnecessarily
and someone has been saved from dying by a chance event that went unnoticed.

Think yourself lucky that you are reading this
But take care
the world needs you.

to change it.


There are a lot of great answers here, most of them are of a philosophical nature and involved introspection to see if YOU are the one to bring change to the world.
I know I’m a simple IT guy living in rural Vermont.
I’m not changing the world anytime soon.
Not the whole world, at least.

However….
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I’m gonna learn ya about one man, just one man, with no “followers” or cult status.
Just a simple scientist who was trying to do one thing and discovered something far more sinister and ubiquitous in our society.

Look up Clair Patterson.
He was a geochemist in Caltech who was trying to calculate the age of the Earth.
His experiments required precise measurements of uranium in samples he had collected (primarily from the Meteor Crater in AZ).
As uranium decays, it becomes lead.
The uranium-lead ratio is a good way to estimate the age of a sample, in this case, zircons.

He kept getting inaccurate readings and after investigating for over 6 years, he discovered that it was lead contamination that was causing the errors.
There was far too much lead in his samples to be accurate.
It must have come from the environment.
He could not come up with a room clean enough for him to get an accurate measurement of the lead in his samples.
Eventually he created the first “clean room” in Caltech in 1954 (I believe).
He would mix his own compounds and acid wash everything in his lab to prevent contamination.

He brought up the issue of lead contamination and provided enough data for the government to change it’s stance on lead, which was widely used in gasoline and in solder for food canning.

How often does one man change the mind of the federal government of the U.
S.

If not for this man, we would be in a world that is more dangerous, toxic, and stupid.
Literally – lead causes brain damage.
It’s presence in the environment is responsible for underperformance in children, and mental illness.

Clair Patterson was THE MAN!



We cannot change the world and we do not need to change it.
It is only ourselves, how we relate to the world, especially how we relate to other people that we need to change.

We can see how each and every political, social, economic or military “solution” we apply only makes things worse.
Our history is a chain of recurring, vicious cycles, each civilization that is built on the ruins of the previous one committing the same mistakes until it falls apart.

This is because we all relate to others, the world around us in a subjective, self-serving, self-justifying way.
Thus we only care about in what way and how much we can exploit others and the world, living in constant, ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense.
Our inherent distrust towards others prevents us to build positive, mutually complementing, mutually responsible interconnections, cooperations that could solve any problems.

Thus through a gradual, purposeful process, through the right educational method we need to build absolute mutual trust, mutual guarantee in between us, through which we can transform how we expereince the world around us, building a “Garden of Eden” out of our present “Hell”.

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MY NEW GOLDEN RULE:
NEVER treat others as you would like to be treated yourself — unless they agree to it first –because what is good for you may be deadly damaging for others.
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Our wretchedly simplified mentality is against the mighty Law of Nature where nothing can be perfectly the same, never has the same needs or abilities… We must learn that there are no identical units ever possible in reality.

We must learn to peacefully and mutually co-exist with each other and with mighty nature.

ALL HISTORIES OF THE OLD GOLDEN RULE BELOW PROVOKE ARGUMENTS, TERROR, BLOODY FIGHTS AND WAR.

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Confusianism
What you don’t want done to yourself, don’t do to others.

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Buddhism
Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.

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Fainism
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting
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Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.

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Classical Paganism
May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.

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Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.

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What is hateful to yourself, don’t do to your fellow man.

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Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

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Sikhism
Treat others as thou wouldst be treated thyself.

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Can one person really change the world?



“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.
The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike.
The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

-American Crisis I, Thomas Paine
A Drop in the Bucket
Yes.
Imagine that Harry makes Jerry’s day better.
Who’s Harry? I have no clue.
That doesn’t matter.

That in itself changes society even if in a minor, some may say insignificant way.
Were I a betting man, I’d bet that whatever small act of kindness made that improved the day of Jerry won’t be remembered.
However, it is in the collection of small acts, the drops in the bucket that while themselves aren’t too significant may lead to something greater, what may be called a noticeable improvement.
Buckets and buckets worth of change.

This is easy and won’t garner any rewards for the kindly man or woman.
Where’s the cognitive feedback? There is none and while such a thing may not give Harry any, there is no doubt that it was a positive effect on the world.

These are often monotonous things that can add up to a lot over time.
In this category includes but is not limited to:
These ways are minor.
I speak of what can be done on the smaller end so as not to disappoint or turn off the reader, for those are simple improvements that don’t require much exertion.
Work can turn people off.
Large goals are lofty while small ones are more concrete.

A Splash in the Bucket
Beyond a million individual drops requires more effort.
It requires willpower.
It requires work ethic.
It requires a firm conviction in one way or another.
It does not require being elected to the head of state for a country.
Some of these splashes can even become waves, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anything you do affects the world.
Get that through your head and let that sink in as it should.

Under this category fall projects that a person or a group of people can do.
Here lies our personal projects, here we have rallies, here are events of all sorts.
I do keep these ambiguous for a reason, because I don’t believe in opaque lines for this.
The borders are more transparent and like waves.

Captains and the Peak of Potential
Whether you recognize these faces or not, these people are our global leaders.
Like it or not, they represent humanity at the moment and have the potential for the largest effects on the future.
They can set the face of the world, sway public sentiment around matters, set direction for issues like combatting global warming through better environmental regulation.
(See Paris Agreement.
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Will somebody argue that these people cannot change the world? Many of these leaders over history have in fact changed it in ways that I cannot answer in a few simple paragraphs.
Some become historical figures, others become folklore.

Some non-leaders belong here too for their contributions to humanity.
Scientific, artistic, architectural contributions, etc.
may all have a chance to make a profound impact on the world, good or bad.

Montesquieu, Alexander Fleming, Rembrandt, Picasso, Charles Darwin, Norman Rockwell, Robin Williams, to name drop a few.

TLDR: Everybody can change the world.
Anybody can change the world.


Q: Can one person really change the world?
I have multiple answers or perspectives.
They all result in a “Yes”.

The baby makers.
There once was a human named “Lucy”.
Named that posthumously.
She lived a very long time ago.
Her contribution to changing the world was having one or more babies.
She, or her mate was the first person to have the necessary mutation to create what we now label “Homo Erectus”.
It is thought that every human on Earth has this one common ancestor.
Had she not had any offspring, humanity might still be a phenomena waiting to happen.

All people who make babies, if the family line continues, will be responsible in multiple millennia, for contributing to the genetic composition of hundreds, then thousands, then millions, and eventually billions of individuals.
When we make babies, we send a half of ourselves into the future.
Changing the future.
Lucy seems like an extreme case, because she did so a couple of hundred thousand years ago.

The unknown soldier.
They come in varying degrees of contribution, but each changes the world nonetheless.

A guy working on the first assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
His job, put the steering wheel on every Model T that comes down the line.
He works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Between him and his team they are making nine or ten thousand Model T’s per day.
The Model T contributes to the explosion of automobile availability that mobilized humanity.

Another guy works building machines that make tea bags.
They sell to multiple teabag producers, Salada, Red Rose, Nescafe, Lipton, and a few others around the world.
Every day each machine makes tens of thousands of tea bags, which make it into grocery stores every where, and each day, millions of people have a million cuppa’s, get a calming, soothing, satisfying smile on their lips, and go out to face the world, thus warmed and fortified.
The contribution is small, but multiplied millions of times.
Millions and millions and millions, since he does this job for 30 years.

The Known Contributors.
Another guy writes a song, like a John Lennon, or a Freddy Mercury.
People love it, and play it.
For some it helps them through a rough breakup.
or to handle the grief of a loss.
Or to get themselves fired up before a job interview.
Some other musicians get inspired from it.
It changes the music they make.
They embed it’s essence in their song, and it becomes popular firing up, or soothing another generation, inspiring another round of song writers.

Or a play gets written.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
Read by hundreds of millions.
Seen performed by hundreds of millions.
Maybe some couple’s first date.
Maybe the day they decide to get married against their parent’s wishes.
But deeper it goes.
Others like the plot line so much they write derivative stories.
Gnomeo and Juliet, or any one of the many that have been created over the years, West Side Story is another derivative.
There are hundreds.
Now the impact is into the billions.
Has become a part of the mindset of literally billions of people.

The Movement Starters.
The leaders or catalysts that movements rally around, or are inspired by.
Ghandi, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Adolph Hitler (you can change the world in bad ways too).
With their charisma, and their speeches and their policies.
There are many many examples of this.
People who will be in the history books for a very long time.

The Doers.
Often Firsts.
Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong (first in space, first on the moon).
Roger Bannister (4 minute mile).
Columbus (began European settlement of America).
Amundsen (South Pole).
Hillary and Norgay (Mt Everest).
Doing things no-one else has done, paving the way, leading the pack.
Are another way of changing the world.
Showing what can be done.
Inspiring others.
Starting a trend.
Opening up a new horizon.

Inventors and Innovators.
Like the Wright Brothers who were the first to fly heavier than air aircraft.
Today there are thousands of commercial airliners in the air at any given point in time, carrying travelers everywhere.
Wings, an engine, some controls, and a pilot.
All started with one flight.
Radio, television, sewing machines, microchips, computers, calculators, trains, the wheel, light bulbs.
We live in a day full of the inventions of others.
Some we know the source of.
Some, like the wheel we do not.
But every innovation had an innovative mind that saw something and thought, “hmmm, what if….
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For some, the impact was near instantaneous.
Others took years to turn their vision into a reality.
And once the innovation was created, some spread around the world very slowly, taking generations.
Some quite quickly changed the world.

The shorter answer would have been just “Yes”.


What world?
This phrase “change the world” has a subtle belief embedded in it that deserves more light: the belief is “there is a world which is a certain way”.
The mind has conceived the world as an object — something with definite attributes and category membership, something with a boundary that separates it from “other”.

What isn’t always obvious is that the mind is the source of that belief itself.
Your mind “constructs” a concept of “the world” cognitively, by trying to interpret its experiences and memories — which includes “what others have said” and “what seems to be implied by what I’ve seen” and so forth.

The process of constructing a world is complex, and you’ve been doing it for a long time.
So you’ve forgotten — or perhaps never recognized — that it’s your own invention.

I’m not saying that objective reality doesn’t exist — there is indeed a reality which exists independently of my view or your view.
But neither of us have the ability to relate to that reality “as it is”.
We only have the ability to interpret what we experience, and we call that interpretation our “knowledge.

Then, because we’re lazy (an evolution-driven cognitive efficiency), we take shortcuts and treat things abstractly.
So when one says “the world”, it shows up in the mind as a single unitary thing with its own identity.
But in fact, there’s no such entity — reality as a whole transcends any boundaries or conceptual definition that you put on it.
There’s no “fixed thing which is the world”, outside of our heads.

Thus when someone says “I want to change the world”, the statement is bordering on meaningless, because it’s referring to a kind of illusion in their mind… their mind took a shortcut, made up a “world”, and decided that it was a fixed thing, then decided that it needed to change into a different fixed thing.

There’s no boundary between “me” and “the world” outside of my own thoughts.
Every action changes something, and it’s all part of reality as a whole.
Reality as a whole is constantly changing, and the paradox of “constant” and “changing” being placed adjacent to each other is appropriate.

You can’t stop changing reality, and you can’t stop thinking in abstractions for very long.
But you can recognize when you’ve thought about something that isn’t entirely real — you can learn to see the shortcomings of superficial entities created by the mind.

Reality keeps changing, and I’m part of reality.
What I want is to have my actions reflect an appreciation of that wholeness — I want to support the movements towards what’s good, and oppose the movements toward what’s bad, and I know that it will all keep changing forever.
Nothing I do is permanent, but belonging to the whole relieves me of having to worry about that.




I am the CFO of the startup NeuCogni.
I want to change the world by resolving the current major mental illnesses (personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and depression) and make people more intelligent.
Within our startup, I want to do this by making devices that can achieve these with the press of a button.
While it sounds ambitious, it is not that difficult for me.

As a startup, my role is multiple, and goes way beyond finances.
I also lead the psychological research we make at the moment.
I will resolve the world through the breakthrough approaches to neuroscience that I invented myself.

Me and Sanil, our CEO, met on Quora.
Sanil was looking for a way to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, OCD and depression.
Meeting was the most incredible coincidence to happen online.

Seeing the progress that goes on today in the cognitive neuroscience and Medtech world, us curing these illnesses should seem impossible: there are already more Medtech companies that have more money, more technology, and academics who have written dozens of papers about how the brain works.
And then, there is also conventional psychology and psychiatry that has been trying to cure these illnesses for decades.
However, all these people have still failed.
So why did they fail, and why do I think I will not?
Conventional psychology and psychiatry have failed for multiple reasons such as ignoring data gathered from introspective sources, lack of engineering approaches, and lack of understanding of the function of the brain and the mind.
Functional psychology is the only branch that has gone a few steps beyond, but still lacks the latter understanding.
Medtech companies are trying to build tools, or systems for interaction with people, but they are inhabited by technologists, software engineers, who are not really trying to solve the problem of mental health.
Academics fail because the research processes are faulty, slow and conservative, leading to many useless papers and extremely slow progress.

Mental health is also not resolved because it receives extremely low funding.
When capable people join their forces, they can solve any problem.
But comparing the expenditure on space travel and resolving mental health, it is obvious that neither governments nor private companies want to solve the problem of mental health.

We overcome these issues due to more efficient approaches that require less funds but target the problem directly, and open-minded and smarter approaches to problem-solving that lead to easier ways to tackle the problem and easier solutions for the users.

Visit my website NeuCogni for more updates.



Yes, he can change the world if his world is defined according to his terms i.
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the connection he establishes with the society and his vicinity.

You don't need to change the GLOBE.
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you just need to lit yourself.

We always think that what difference an individual could make in the world or for the entire humanity.
How can we change entire society when its full of negativity and hurdles?
Imagine what if the candle thought the same! It would have self-immolated and never lit again.

We should be like that candle who only cares about its vicinity.
It is never afraid of the darkness or the wind which will engulf it.

Be like a torch who just cares and guides the path of the followers, not the city.
It is ignored until needed.
That does not mean, torch will not spread light thinking itself being irrelevant or incapable.

Be like a candle or a torch.
Whenever they are lit, they only care about the light.


Combinations of circumstances (in other words, just plain luck) can mean that some people get an opportunity to make the world much better or much worse and it looks to be almost their own solo effort.
Most of us will never be in a position that even our greatest triumphs or most pathetic disasters will ever be remembered.

Consider two people who have had a huge impact on the world: Bill Gates and Thomas Midgley Junior.

It could well be said that Bill Gates will eradicate malaria (or come very close).
There will probably be other great achievements recorded against his name one day.

Thomas Midgley Jr developed tetraethyllead as an anti-knock agent for cars.
The idea was to make motoring safer and more reliable and therefore break down the tyranny of distance.
It turned out to cause cancer, brain damage and violent crime.

He also developed chlorofluorocarbons as refrigerants (CFCs) which made refrigeration safer and practical.
Refrigeration is one of the bedrocks of modern society without which it is much more difficult to have vaccines, fresh food and better diets, and has helped drive the emancipation of women.
All very, very noble and worthy.
But it turned out that CFCs did some pretty serious damage to the ozone layer and required international treaties to rectify their effects.
And so history judges Thomas Midgley Junior as a kind of accidental villain.

From what I read of Thomas Midgley's history and Bill Gates', I think Midgley was probably the one more earnestly trying to do good for the world from day one.

The tools the two men were using (chemistry and mechanical engineering in the early-to-mid twentieth century and software development in the late twentieth century) were comparable in terms of their technological impact on the world.
And yet, by circumstances that neither man really had control over, history will judge them as complete opposites.

And in between, many billions of people who were just as smart, just as determined, just as interested in the common good have been born; many have tried to make an impact but have achieved little for good or evil.
Only a very few have succeeded to leave the world that much of a better place afterwards.


No.
Not normally, but for a few exceptions, Ideas change the world.

When it is time for a new idea, someone brings it into the world.

Usually they are laughed at, ridiculed, made fun of, ostracized or burned at the stake, and it is explained to them how that idea absolutely won't work….

and then that generation dies.

and the new generation adopts that idea.

because you cannot typically change how people think, once they have formed their opinions, and values.
it's Madness.

But bill Gates developing Microsoft brought microcomputers to the world.

Mark Zuckerberg brought Facebook to the world and destroyed the social fabric of humanity by making it addictive…turning everyone into social media addicts and then harvesting that data and selling it to the highest bidder.

two days ago I 2 days ago I went to a school picnic in Thailand and there were 11 year old kids sitting at tables in a social event with their parents and while the parents were talking to each other and sharing in the community all of these 11 year old kids had their cell phones out on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and line and they were not paying attention to their parents and they were not paying attention to each other which was the whole point of going to this social event… for the parents and children to me each other.

If this was cigarettes or alcohol or gambling or drugs, what kind of penalties would we be giving against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
Mark has made children addicts.
Knowingly.



There are lot of ideas and theories since the beginning of the human history for changing the world to a better place.
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Most of them are good meant, but very difficult to achieve with the realities of our cruel world.
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That’s why, i’ve never understand the complexity of our ideas to change things into better.
In fact, it’s quite easy to make a difference in life and for that, we don’t need any politicians, heroes, worshipped leaders or any social organisations.
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Just ourself is enough ! And if at least 10 % of us would follow those easy steps, believe me, the world could change into a heaven.
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For example:
When you’ve visited the last time a cancer patient in a hospital ?
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And i don’t mean with that your own relatives, beloved ones ( of course you should ) but randomly, to walk into a hospital, to give them a flower, a toy or just a smile ?
You know what Love means ? Even the most advanced technologies and medicines can’t give someone ever the same result of willpower than your smile and a few good words.
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When you have spoken the last time with a refugee in your country ?
Image Source: Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred
Not the talk like: ‘’Hey how are you’’ or so.
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I mean, to walk over your street, maybe knock on their door to offer a sweet or tea, and sat down with them to ask, why they are here ? About their stories ? Why they took this long and dangerous road instead to stay in their very safe countries.
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Why they want to steal your taxes and are planning to live on your pocket ? ( Is it not like this ? )
Look deep into their eyes when they are able to tell you about the bombs which destroyed their home, took their parents, relatives, listen to the stories of 10 year old girl childs who were raped and tortured, if you can still sit over there with a cold and feelingless face.
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When you has given an attention for someone living on the streets ?
Image Source: I’M SPENDING 5 DAYS LIVING ON THE STREETS SO THE HOMELESS DONT HAVE TO.

Don’t worry my friend.
I’m not asking you to give them money, because i know, they are lazy, parasites, dirty and so on.
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Just a ‘’Hello’’ or a simple and warm smile, maybe ? Is that too much ? You ever heard their parts of the story ? Or you mean it’s great to sleep in winter by -10 degrees outside for anyone ?
When was the last time you take stance against racism ?
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It’s impossible nowadays to say we’ve never faced this situation anywhere, when in the whole world, especially in the developed industrial countries, the hatred about the so called ‘’others’’ is on the daily rise.
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And we all saw these arguments, bad jokes, attacks.
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in the bus, metro, school, public spaces, everywhere.
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at least once in our life.
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You were belonging to those who were just listening or smiling or .
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maybe the one who applauded the courage of someone else ?
You ever took a stance and put yourself in a danger, just for the sake of the humanity ?
To fight the injustice, to protect an innocent person from the evil ?
When was the last time you gave another child a chocolate or a butter bread ?
We all are in love with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandsons and daughters.
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But especially mom’s ! Who are so much obsessed with their kids comfort, well-being, security.
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You ever made a toast for your neighbours son without a pressure from someone else, like your own kid or so ? Just because you felt this love inside of yourself ?
Or when you were walking anywhere in the park with your own kid, you’ve shared the last chocolate of her with an other kid ? You ever teached riding a bike to a poor child, who has never seen it before ?.
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Is Love something, what only stays in the family ? Inside of your own family ?
You can replace these examples with many others like,
Did you ever take a stance against a sexual harrasment ?
When the last time you helped a blind person to cross the street ?
Helped an old woman to carry their shopping bags up ?
Looked for a dustbin around for kilometres with garbage in your hands ?
Called a friend whom you did not see for a long time and just said on phone:
‘’I love you a lot’’
I’m sure you’ll say, how we can change the world to a better place with these simple things, when we need solutions for the infrastructure, poverty, gender equality, democracy, education and many other expensive things.
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But what we don’t understand is.
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all those things are in danger since a long time, because we as human beings fail in a very basic attitude:
‘’goodness’’ and ‘’empathy’’
We lost ourselves soo much in the materialistic world, to earn more money, more titles, more career, more beautiful women, more handsome men, more houses, more cars, more and more,
that we forgot our roots.
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smiling to a stranger in the elevator,
thanking the cleaning women at work ( we don’t even know her name )
kissing a kid in her mother’s arms,
spending a tea for someone we’ve meet just now,
inviting a boy/girl to a dinner without to have a complex,
giving a gift for a guest.
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You see, it doesn’t cost you anything.
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or maybe some of them, a peanut in comparison with what you are spending for your broadband internet or paid tv system.

But definitely, when only 10 % of us would start to doing this duties again, the world could be change to a better place with less poverty, wars, inequality, with much more happiness and especially full of ‘’hope’’
Yes, one person can change the world.


Indeed, he is changing it for India.

Meet the “Arjunas" prepared by him.

Saina Nehwal
PV Sindhu.

Srikanth Kidambi
Now, a brief introduction of this modern Dronacharya.

When he opened up his academy in order to nurture the country's badminton talents, he was not having enough capital to do so.
He mortgaged his house in order to start his academy.
Today the academy is nurturing badminton talents like anything and is writing history by occupying 10 hotspots in top 50 badminton players ranking.

The academy is known as Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Recently, in CWG 2018, the Indian badminton saw such magnificent leap where two of its players clashed for the gold.
Hindustan times reported the event as “This is an incredible and unprecedented phase for Indian badminton.
With the withering away of the Chinese domination, two girls – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – have emerged as the ones to beat in the international arena.

So when your heart is pounded with enormous joy and proud for moment like this:
Source: https://www.
hindustantimes.
com

Do respect the man responsible for all this.

The man is Pullela Gopichand himself.

Image source: www.
indiatvnews.
com

Source:
From Saina to Sindhu: How Pullela Gopichand is helping Indian shuttlers stay on top of their game


Yes
Absolutely
Definitely
Positively
Undeniably
Unequivicably
Unquestionably
And without doubt.

It is called the 'Butterfly effect' Butterfly effect
Basically it means that everything that happens changes the world in some way.

Today you will survive because a stranger will stop you in the street to ask the way.

The stranger prevented you from crossing the road at the very moment an idiotic driver got a phone call from a friend about nothing in particular, and having chosen to answer the phone rather than keep his eye on the road, would have hit you and killed you.

But he won't hit you
He will hit someone else
Had he hit you, the trouble and despair it would have caused would have rippled out to your friends and family.

To your employer.

To the friends of all those you know.

To those who have to sort out all the ensuing mess because you didn't anticipate that you would die, so didn't leave a Will, and due to that many others will have to be employed to deal with these matters.

The domino effect of your dying has changed history.

Even as you are reading this, somewhere someone is about to die unnecessarily
and someone has been saved from dying by a chance event that went unnoticed.

Think yourself lucky that you are reading this
But take care
the world needs you.

to change it.


There are a lot of great answers here, most of them are of a philosophical nature and involved introspection to see if YOU are the one to bring change to the world.
I know I’m a simple IT guy living in rural Vermont.
I’m not changing the world anytime soon.
Not the whole world, at least.

However….
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I’m gonna learn ya about one man, just one man, with no “followers” or cult status.
Just a simple scientist who was trying to do one thing and discovered something far more sinister and ubiquitous in our society.

Look up Clair Patterson.
He was a geochemist in Caltech who was trying to calculate the age of the Earth.
His experiments required precise measurements of uranium in samples he had collected (primarily from the Meteor Crater in AZ).
As uranium decays, it becomes lead.
The uranium-lead ratio is a good way to estimate the age of a sample, in this case, zircons.

He kept getting inaccurate readings and after investigating for over 6 years, he discovered that it was lead contamination that was causing the errors.
There was far too much lead in his samples to be accurate.
It must have come from the environment.
He could not come up with a room clean enough for him to get an accurate measurement of the lead in his samples.
Eventually he created the first “clean room” in Caltech in 1954 (I believe).
He would mix his own compounds and acid wash everything in his lab to prevent contamination.

He brought up the issue of lead contamination and provided enough data for the government to change it’s stance on lead, which was widely used in gasoline and in solder for food canning.

How often does one man change the mind of the federal government of the U.
S.

If not for this man, we would be in a world that is more dangerous, toxic, and stupid.
Literally – lead causes brain damage.
It’s presence in the environment is responsible for underperformance in children, and mental illness.

Clair Patterson was THE MAN!



We cannot change the world and we do not need to change it.
It is only ourselves, how we relate to the world, especially how we relate to other people that we need to change.

We can see how each and every political, social, economic or military “solution” we apply only makes things worse.
Our history is a chain of recurring, vicious cycles, each civilization that is built on the ruins of the previous one committing the same mistakes until it falls apart.

This is because we all relate to others, the world around us in a subjective, self-serving, self-justifying way.
Thus we only care about in what way and how much we can exploit others and the world, living in constant, ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense.
Our inherent distrust towards others prevents us to build positive, mutually complementing, mutually responsible interconnections, cooperations that could solve any problems.

Thus through a gradual, purposeful process, through the right educational method we need to build absolute mutual trust, mutual guarantee in between us, through which we can transform how we expereince the world around us, building a “Garden of Eden” out of our present “Hell”.

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MY NEW GOLDEN RULE:
NEVER treat others as you would like to be treated yourself — unless they agree to it first –because what is good for you may be deadly damaging for others.
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Our wretchedly simplified mentality is against the mighty Law of Nature where nothing can be perfectly the same, never has the same needs or abilities… We must learn that there are no identical units ever possible in reality.

We must learn to peacefully and mutually co-exist with each other and with mighty nature.

ALL HISTORIES OF THE OLD GOLDEN RULE BELOW PROVOKE ARGUMENTS, TERROR, BLOODY FIGHTS AND WAR.

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Confusianism
What you don’t want done to yourself, don’t do to others.

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Buddhism
Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.

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Fainism
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting
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Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.

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Classical Paganism
May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.

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Hinduism
Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.

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Judaism
What is hateful to yourself, don’t do to your fellow man.

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Christianity
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

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Sikhism
Treat others as thou wouldst be treated thyself.

-Sixteenth Century A.
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Sometimes they do…
JK Rowling; Author of the Harry Potter series.

Charlie Chaplin: A man who needs no Introduction.

And Walt Disney…
Thankyou
Aditya Pandey
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Yes we can…
I feel that we, the human race as a whole, can change the world.

The question should be:
Why are we not working together, as a whole human species, to change the world?
The nations of the world have been divided for millenniums and I honestly don't see that changing any time soon.

Over the course of time, the people of this world have fought over the almost everything.

The list goes on!
Time after time we have gone to war with ourselves causing massive chaos and destruction, bringing a trail of devastation in our paths.

I shouldn't even have to go into detail about how many wars have happened in mankind’s history.

I say all that to say… it is not impossible for us to change the world.
Hell, there are people out there who are making the world a better place every day.
In order for the world to truly change, we as its people need to change ourselves first.
There is so much hate and negativity in our societies today.
Whether it is in the US, South Korea, Canada, Australia, anywhere! We need to stop the negativity and violence in this world, and come together as a whole so we can make our future a better place.
Other wise we're all fucked.

Unfortunately, I don't see that happening any time soon.



I do not begin with any assumption about “changing the world”.

I do begin with assumptions about “changing myself”.

I do hope for change “in the world” and a “change in people”; but I do not see “the world” as the primary object of all of my activity.

I am myself, flawed and tending to make mistakes.

I do need friends, and I do need a work to perform.

Some things that I do can be of benefit to other people.

However, I think it a flawed approach to life, to suppose that my primary obligation is to impose change upon “the world”.

If the world can be made my friend, then I will have successfully changed myself enough to have improved myself as I have intended, and as I have found it necessary.

I am basically selfish at times, and I want to be loved and accepted; but those goals on my part are certainly not the goals of “the world”.

If I can contribute something toward the most good for the most people, without operating with a compulsion to dominate others, then I may have what is referred to as a “happiness”.

It may mean that I need to change my expectations for love and acceptance by others.

And so, though I love to teach what I can, I myself require teaching, and that comes from others, and from that identity that I refer to as ‘the world”.

In Life’s Journey, there are those above me on the journey up Life’s Mountain, to the journey’s end.
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There are those below me on the journey up Life’s Mountain, to the journey’s end.

I will assist those who I can assist; but I myself require assistance.


I would like us all to work together.

I want us to stop killing, blowing up and destroying each other.
It’s possible to take a world view and look beyond our borders.
It’s time we didn’t profit from war, death and pain of conscious beings, species that took forever to cultivate and habitats that sustain our existence.

We can look after our planet and nurture its health.
Let’s not take it to the brink of disaster and pollute it with our filth.
There are smarter ways.

It’s possible to base our laws on science and evidence than ideology and dogma.
We can update them as new science emerges.

Companies have lost their way with their rigid structures and inhumane cultures.
Profit now drives humanity.
We forget who we are.
There is a fix.

We can pick our leaders with more care.
Leaders can just be smart and nice.
Leaders who create egalitarian cultures that encourage creativity, initiative and collaboration.
Leaders who make us feel great and help us understand how things really are.

We can build stronger, fairer and more effective governments and institutions that support not monitor, show trust not control, remain responsive not bureaucratic, and work reliably when we need them.

The human spirit exists in us all regardless of who we are or where we come from.
We should respect and harness its collective force.

Let us not give up.

Because if we work together, there will be progress and great things will happen in the future to come.
It will seem magical and new.


It was winter.
A person was sitting on the bank of a sea.
Cold sea water was touching his feet and making him alive.
He was observing the endless sea, it was same as our imagination power………limitless, which makes us supreme of all the species.

He found a few fishes came on the sand along with tides and was struggling for their survival because of lack of water.

He picked a few fishes with his hand and dropped them back into the sea water.

Again a few fishes came on the sand along with tides.
Again he threw them back into the sea.
This process was still continued.

A friend of him was watching him and asked why he was throwing the organism back into the sea.
And he made him understand that It wasn't going to help all the fishes who were struggling at the sea beach for their lives.
As the sea is limitless, struggling organism are so.

But the person again threw back a few fishes into the sea and said, “ it help them….
it matters to them”…….
I know I can't help all the organism but I can help a few and it really provides them a new life.

Same incidents occur in our daily life like:
1.
We see running water taps in the public place and think what will change if I close the taps.

2.
We switch on the electric appliances which are not in use and think it isn't going to make deficiency of energy in our country.

3.
We avoid many helpless persons and think I'm not a mukesh ambani.
I can't eradicate poverty.

Yes….
our steps won't bring an enormous change in the nation.

But we can save atleast 100 litres of water, can save countable amount of energy and can help 100 people in our lifetime.
Everybody can't help everyone but everyone can help someone.
It matters.

Thank you.


Let's say you personally make a tremendous positive impact on another person–one they really needed, to keep going strong–and then as a result, that person is empowered to do the same thing for many others.
Then, those others can do the same.
The effect is cumulative.
This is how you truly change the world, but it's impossible to see it happening or meaningfully measure it.
Now, certainly your impact won't be extremely great on the life of everyone you meet, but sometimes all it takes is a single well-timed, sincere compliment, question, or observation to leave a life-changing impression on someone.

Maybe you create something that helps people or makes them feel a certain way, but none of your inventions or artistic works will compare to this type of change.

Everyone is important.
Your actions directly impact your family, which directly impacts other families, which directly impacts your block, your block impacts your city, and so on and so forth.
But it starts with you.

Perhaps an opinion of yours is unpopular today, but you feel it to have such merit that the world ought to change its mind.
So, everyone you associate closely with eventually learns of this particular opinion from you, and judges it based on what they think both of the point being made and on your character and motivations.
If even a few of them come away more receptive to that opinion, you've just changed the world.
That's how change happens.
It happens very gradually, like the growth of a tree.

Certainly, some people find ways to create quite a visible and obvious trail of change, but there are countless others whose impact can never been seen, but only felt.


Updated: 09.06.2019 — 2:14 pm

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