Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible. This is good news for those of us intent on changing the world and creating a positive future. Rather than worry about critical mass, our work is to foster critical connections.
Phi Beta Iota: What this is saying is that revolutions — when they finally happen — happen FAST. Preconditions of revolution fester over decades, even centuries. Precipitants of revolution — the Tunesian fruit seller — happen in the moment. Once public power is unleashed, the status quo ante is very rarely restored. Change happens. Perhaps not all the beneficial changes desired, but change nevertheless. 2015 is a year ripe for multiple precipitating moments.