Yesterday, I attended a meeting as a board member of the business area. Currently, I am the vice-chair. Next year, I will be the chair.

As the co-owner of a business for just a little over 5 years, I don’t have a whole lot of free time to attend to bonus things. But I still choose to make the time for my community.

The world is on fire. And that’s not going to stop. As much as I would like the insanity to stop, that’s not where we are right now. We’re in the thick of decline. As long as we allow billionaires to live, that’s still going to happen. The world has the tools to fix a lot of the widespread problems, but we don’t because our structures are built to protect to macro… and the macro is built to maintain the systems that keep rich people rich.

So here’s what I do. I choose to utilize some of the time I have to effect the micro. I choose to use what little influence I have to be a push for something better. Because a person like me will never, ever effect the macro scale. I don’t have the time, and I don’t have the money. But I can use my force to move things in my immediate community. I can ensure attempt to ensure that my are is taken care of.

And truly, the way forward isn’t trying to push and yell at the macro. History shows that the macro doesn’t budge. It doesn’t change. The only way it shifts is when there’s enough micro to cause it to shift.

Power and money craves what it already has: attention and sway. If you threaten to take that away, things change quite swiftly. The trouble is this: yelling at the void accomplishes nothing. But a mass change on a small scale… that eventually creates a tide that can’t be ignored. Suddenly, there’s a situation where power is dependant on an acquired mass of the micro.

So I use my time. I try to change the micro. I push and I fight and I scream so that I become a voice of change. I do what I can, where I can. Combined with enough voices? With enough of the micro, gathered together? We create a change. We effect the world.

Let’s all start small. Let’s all start here. Let’s scream and bit and create a force in the micro. Let’s force it into the macro. Let’s break the status quo. Let’s push to change the structure. Let’s focus on the places where change can actually happen… until we have enough steam to change the whole damn world.