Commitment Power – That’s What It Takes To Change The World

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (I looked for and found that quote at Brainy Quote.)

What isn’t clear, of course, is exactly how many a small group of thoughtful people might be.

We’re watching what might become the right sized group in the round the world Occupy movement.

Four Years Go claims over 13,000 committed to shifting humanities direction to a more sustainable world.

Awakening The Dreamer has a goal of delivering its Symposium to millions by 2014. It’s goal is helping humanity move toward a thriving, just and sustainable world.

The Shift Network is helping folks mover toward roughly the same goal.

And there are more – you probably know some I’m not aware of and visa versa.

What each of these networks, or movements or organizations offers is a way for each of us, as individuals, but not alone, to make a personal commitment to the change we all sense is needed. None of these organizations pretends to have all the answers or the only answers, which I think is great.

I suspect you’re like me, just tired to people who say they know exactly what we should do. The problems are too new, and too vast for any single approach to be the only right one.

We do know, however, it will take commitment, a change of heart, a willingness to change and encourage others to do the same.

How many will it take? That’s unknown. Will it work? I certainly hope so.

I know I’m committed; how about you?

Love and abundance,

Anne Wayman: When Grandmother Speaks


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna Marie Johnson January 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Yes, I am committed, Anne.

Great post.


~Donna Marie

WritersWritingWords (Eleni) February 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Humanity is like a giant body, and we are its members, its heart, its limbs.
Humanity cannot move unless we move.

Eleni Poulakou March 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Dear Anne,

An award is good advertisment for a worth cause.
Please, drop by my blog to receive yours 🙂

annew March 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Not right now… simply don’t have enough time, but I appreciate the thought.

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