In the world, every country, every community is facing many problems: environmental problems, health problems, educational problems, poverty problems, violence problems, freedom and power problems, etc.
- Some people think that nothing can be changed, or that it is specialists’ job or Government’s job. We have just to wait and adapt ourselves to the situation. It is the passive attitude.
- Other people think that waiting is not the right attitude because over time problems will get worst. They believe that solutions are within reach. People can get organized, and put some pressure on the authorities. Initiatives can be taken. It is the proactive attitude.
If you choose the proactive attitude, you believe that the future is not fixed in advance, that every choice made in the present has an impact on our future. You also think that human beings are not at the mercy of the forces of change; they are the forces of change.
Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist, wrote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” From the beginning of humanity, any change was due to small groups of committed people. This is still true today.
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