When I was younger, I had the idea that one day I will change the world. Greek mathematician Archimedes’ words, “give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, I shall move the world” was my inspiration.
I was pre-teen at the time. Now in my graying years, I learned that passion of my junior years took on multilevel meanings, unbeknownst to me at the time. Has the world changed because what I had done? Did I find my lever and fulcrum?
Before you judge me with the likes of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, or Steve Job, allow me to explain. Somewhere along the way, I heard the story of the Starfish. It was a profound paradigm shift for me. Finally I found my fulcrum to plant my feet on solid ground.
You see, the world I changed is not the capital World of the luminaries but the world of individuals (as in starfish). I met my wife, raised a family, retired from a government career. In my humble opinion I have made differences along the way.
And I am not done changing the world yet.
Do you want to change the world?