Do you want to make a difference?
If you do, the first step is to be different!
But what does it mean - to be different?
Would be painting your hair in pink enough?
To be seen as a different person - that would have been sufficient.
To make a mark in somebody's life - probably not.
Wanna make a difference?
Be different with your yesterday's self!
Help others be different!
Learn something new!
Help to make a change!
Watch! Listen! Read! Think! Conclude! Write! Act!
A tale say that a Greek philosopher Diogenes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes) used to walk "carrying a lamp
in the daytime, claiming to be looking for an honest man."
"He believed that virtue was better revealed in action than in theory."
First, this is a tale. Second, the word" honest" might have had many different meanings. If we try to rephrase Diogenes today, we would say something like: "Smart, direct, tough, fair."
Everyone who considers himself or herself to be such a person should seek other smart, direct, tough, and fair people to join forces in resisting any negative social tendencies.
And there are many.
For example, David Brooks wrote recently in The New-York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/this-century-is-broken.html?_r=0): "Fifty-seven percent of white males who have dropped out (of searching for a job V.V.) get by on some
form of government disability check. About half of the men who have
dropped out take pain medication on a daily basis. A survey in Ohio
found that over one three-month period, 11 percent of Ohioans were
prescribed opiates. One in eight American men now has a felony
conviction on his record."
No wander there are so many people who feel depressed and helpless.
Trump and his team brilliantly uses it against ALL the people (https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/02/4s.html).
If we want to make a difference, we need to unite.
And we need to be smart!