If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I want to remember this quote whenever I’m frustrated that I can’t save the country from itself, or the world from its history. Truly “Great People” are very rare, and I am certainly not one of them, but I am a small man who can act in a great way, and so I choose to. Hell, it’s better than being one of these big men who act so loudly in such small ways…
One of the small things I do every year is review college scholarship application essays for thedream.us. I’m reviewing some now, and I rediscovered this quote in one of the essays. There is so much suffering out there, and there are so many inspiring people fighting against it for themselves and on behalf of others. I choose to align myself with those who struggle against suffering: that’s the future I want for my country.