If you have a strong conviction on a social-change issue, there are really only three tactics you can use (Superpowers we all share, really). They come from you, and only you…
Change Yourself, or Invest Your Working Life, or Use Your Voice for Advocacy.
Usually it is hard enough for busy people to pull off one, let alone two tactics as we see in this fine piece from David Gelles of the New York Times, profiling a half dozen people who are living their convictions:
They simply switched careers, to retail advocacy.
The lesson is not that this set of profilees are working on climate change solutions specifically, but that they made the high-payoff leaps they did. And therefore can serve as an example for someone looking for both 1) a career, and 2) a meaningful way to use your voice for advocacy.
Is there something odd in the air right now?… I mean, besides global warming solutions?
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Not sure where to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Our Thesis Statement is: “Start by deeply knowing your personal Superpowers: ”
1) To save the planet, Change Yourself First;
3) Use Your Voice and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a chance to vote, and never ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. It’s on you to lead the way with global warming solutions, (especially the high-payoff proposal of fully-refundable carbon tax).
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions.
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