The ideas that I carry often rub up against others in ways that cause sparks. There is something about the nature of the ideas, how they are held them, and how they hit others, that makes them formative – not the type that you can just pass by.
It’s hard to hold an idea like, “all human life has value” and not work against the violence we so often see in the world. Some ideas demand responses. Other ideas don’t land so hard. Holding the idea, for example, that Orange is the best color in the world may put you on the campaign road to convince all others of this apparent truth. Or, you could just hold it for yourself, share it with friends, or offer the idea to anyone else who first asks for your opinion on the subject.
Whatever ideas we might receive or discover let’s recognize them for what they are. That is the potential to change the world, but only if pressed into action.