I had to shake my head recently when I heard someone I respect say “what I do isn’t going to make a difference.” The issue would have meant spending more time and energy on the alternative. The alternative would have been better for the environment. But no, it required more time and energy than this person wanted to put into it.
I would have had more respect if they had said “I don’t have the time or energy to do this.” But the excuse of “what I do isn’t going to make a difference.”, rattled me enough to write a post on it. This is why nothing changes and we have an environment crying out. Yeah, what one person does might not make a difference but one person, add one person, add one person and if we all make a change that makes a difference.
So don’t say the words “what I do isn’t going to make a difference”. Because in my book it screams lazy and indifferent to the global situation. If everyone takes this attitude we are screwed. One person does make a difference as it adds up. Every person makes a difference when they choose to do the extra work for betterment of the global community.
For me that statement puts the indivudal in the category of the problem. Lazy and about them. What I do doesn’t make a difference. Yeah, I get that. You and every other person who is lazy and indifferent to take the time and energy to make better choices.
At least be honest – I don’t want to take the time and energy to make the change. Don’t say what you do doesn’t make a difference as that smack (to me) of the problem we have globally now. Big breath.
We can make a difference when we make positive choices. I appreciate some of them take more time, money and energy. I really do. And those are often commodities in short supply. But what about baby steps in a positive direction. First baby step change attitude on making a difference. We do. We all do. One person at a time. It is the only way forward.
You can always start now!