If you think a single person is just too small to make a difference, you should read up on Jadav Payeng, the "Forest Man of India".

When he was 16 he started planting trees on a deforested sandbar. He made it a habit of planting at least one tree every single day - over the course of the last four decades.

His forest now encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares and is home to not only over one hundred elephants, but also monkeys, tigers and deer.

Be the change you desire!

Do that in Germany and you will be sued to the ground xD

@fribbledom That only works if you don't have a system actively pushing back on the change you're trying to make.
If Mr. Payeng was up against some active logging, his forest wouldn't stand a chance.
I get the sentiment of your statement, just that sometimes the best way to challenge something is to create something new entirely, instead of working within it.

@fribbledom "Be the change you desire!"

But I don't know if I want to be a cents, a pence, a fen, a paise, a cen, or an ore.

My desires often involve such a crisis.

@fribbledom Love it, and found the book that you were probably referring to: The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng -


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