We all spend way too much time trying to put all of our ducks in a row before we will act. A better use of our time is to decide what are we going to do with that duck? The one you have.
Anyone who watches an hour of television a day has just demonstrated they have an hour of their time they could use to help someone who needs to be helped or make something that needs to be made.
We live in the safest, richest, most prosperous country in human history with clean water, education, health care, access to technology, recreation…and still some of us are waiting. Waiting for a time that will never come before they will start.
We don’t need more resources. We just need to decide. Decide what it is we are going to do, what change we are going to make.
Not many of us get to do what someone like Bill Gates does on an everyday basis. That’s fine. We don’t need a billion dollars, but could you donate a hundred? How about ten? Better yet, could you start a movement? Is there something you see that could be better?
So. Stand up. Stand out. It’s not like it is going to get done unless you do something about it. Don’t wait for excuses to run dry, that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. It is up to us to decide what kind of culture we are going to build. It is up to us to decide what kind of world we are going to live in and leave behind.
It will be easy to leave it for someone else to do. That is the point. If everyone did their best work and made their best contribution, how much better of a world would this be?
You can start today. We need you. Desperately.