Here men and women in suits straighten their papers as they wait for the voters to arrive. The atmosphere draws in expectantly. The climax of the election has finally come. And leaning against the door frame, I wonder, will my vote make a difference? After all, the only way a democracy works is if the citizens in it are active participants. So, what about when the day is over? Votes casted, do we continue being “active participants” or do we just sit back, leave the decisions to politicians and then complain about the state of the world, our country, our lives?
I find it hard to believe that any of our political parties will ever steer this planet towards balanced prosperity. The only way to change the world, the systems, the rules and the paradigms we live with, is for us to individually take response-ability and change ourselves. We are the individual units – the small worlds that make up the world at large. It is through us creating our own personal culture of balance, honesty, pro-activity and trust in our homes, communities and workplaces that we can really become the change we vote to see in the world.