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Macroshift by Arthur Charles Clarke, Ervin Laszlo

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You Can Change the World

MARGARET MEAD TOLD US “never to doubt the power of a small group of people to change the world. Nothing else ever has.” Mahatma Gandhi was even more insistent: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” They were right. When you change yourself, you change the world around you—and ultimately you change the world.

In a macroshift, this insight is crucial. It bears repeating that if the critical chaos phase of this shift is to be brought to a humane and sustainable conclusion, our values, worldviews, ethics, and ambitions must change in line with our changing conditions. We must forget obsolete beliefs, learn to live with and make productive use of the world’s persistent diversity, embrace a planetary ethic ...

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