I was on the train today thinking about the expression “change the world”. Since starting this blog, I have used the phrase on a number of occasions, without really explaining what I mean. Now is the time to “change the world”.
I start with –
1) every person has a collection of “thoughts and behaviours”. These can be modified.
2) whenever we engage with someone, in whatever way (conversation, email, phone) the outcome of that interaction is determined by the “thoughts and behaviours” on both sides. An outcome is produced.
3) what we know as society, is just a pyramid of all these interactions, happening millions of times per second. Society produces a collective result of what is acceptable and not acceptable. Think of smoking, think of slavery. At different times society determines what is ok to do. Politics and government is just a reflection of what society says is ok.
4) get back to point number one. We change our “thoughts and behaviours” and we eventually “change the world”.
Is this just too freaky? Is there a flaw in my thinking?