Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FEE’s Essential Guide to Effecting Change

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The desire to lead a meaningful life is essential to being human. We all crave to make an impact on the world around us. How can we satisfy this deep-rooted desire?

As the famous Apple commercial said, “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” While a lot of people turn to politics to leave their mark, creative destruction is one of the more effective ways to bring about change.

Creative destruction is about personal empowerment. Rather than trying to build something from within a set of limitations, rules, and bureaucracies, you start with an empty sandbox. You create from the ground up, adjust according to the reactions of your audience, and iterate. You are the creator. And you create by engaging with real people and dealing with real market consequences.

In the early 20th century, those who were working to make horsedrawn buggies go faster were beat out by the inventors of the automobile. The pioneers of the automobile weren’t just driven by a desire to improve, but a desire to create something better.

Rather than try to change a system from within, dissent. Find your own path. Become the creator of something better. This is how you can start to change the world around you.

This is the Essential Guide to Effecting Change. Read on to find out how you can satisfy your desire to make an impact in this world.

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