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30. Get on your Soapbox!

A rallying cry to the changemakers, mavericks and downright good guys who want to make a positive difference in the world.

Fresh off the back of the December election, I sit down to reflect on the state of the world. But don’t worry, it’s very uplifting (in a militant sort of way!)

I make the observation that the biggest reason that the Bond-Villains and dickheads of the world get into positions of power is that THEY SHOUT THE LOUDEST.

They don’t care who they offend or what other people think of them. This confidence helps them speak up, get noticed and get ahead.

But what if we could tip the scales in the opposite direction? What if the good guys started shouting louder about the good work that they are doing to help other people find them and rally more people to their cause?

That sounds like something I could get on board with.

Time to brush off the ol’ soapbox!

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