Gathering at the edge

There is safety in numbers. It’s usually called anonymity.

If we want to feel secure and certain, then joining a mass movement can give us a comfort blanket.

But I suspect that thoughtful changemakers will always be a minority. Those who see things differently and are prepared to do something about it in a different way. Quietly disrupting the status quo.

Being on our own at the edge is OK as a starting point. Our statement to ourselves and others that this is important enough to take a stand.

But being alone is not sustainable nor does it reach the critical mass required to start to tip the balance.

Find others. Just don’t confuse mass acceptance for momentum for change.

PS. Amos Doornbos’ post Edges and Middles explores this beautifully. Thanks, my friend.