|diet for a small planet, expanded version|
April 27, 2004
"At the end of our lives few of us want to meet an unchanged self. Don't we hope instead to discover that who we are has changed many times throughout our lives, as we learned to listen and to respond in new ways to the unknown?"
"The depth, pervasiveness and complexity of today's problems mean that answers can't come from the top down; they have to come from the bottom up, from 'regular' people acting on common sense and assuming responsiblity."
...our individual action is not a drop in the bucket. rather it is an "entry point" that affects a node in the overall pattern whose ripples are infinite.
~~~~from Frances Moore Lappe and Jeffrey Perkins new book You Have the Power Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear
should i take teenage suicide rates personally?
how about this month's number of casualties in iraq?
or the homeless man i pass by at a local intersection?
can i really do something for my hairdresser? is prayer doing something? does that phone call i make or fail to make really matter?
drops in the bucket or entry points with infinite ripples?