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Every single person has a sphere of influence. As a whole humanity also has a strong influence. I see that the general trend today is practically a self destruction. The way I see it, people (as a whole not an individual), are the worst possible influence on the Earth. But I know that people could be the best possible influence if the choice was made to act this way. But how can we influence people to see how to live in order to create a better world instead of being trapped by the current destructive model? Do people need to be told about all the evil that exists in order to open there eyes, or is there a better way?

I believe that leading by example is powerful, but can it have the influence that the Earth and the people need in order to become the best possible influence, and begin healing?

What do you recommend?
 
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I think it's a lost cause. It takes a major event, whether natural or manmade, that bands people to a common goal. Then the progression starts again and we eventually end up worse than we restarted.

Even the little stuff, like convincing someone to place a whole chicken in the oven with potatos and carrots vs a bagged frozen concoction of veggies, chicken bits, and a sauce that they dump in a skillet and heat up.

In the "green" movement they were ripping out perfectly good floors to add bamboo flooring. "Green" is keeping what you have if it still functions.

It took 9-11 to regroup and get people back to church. We are back where we started if not further back from the day before 9-11.

Many other examples could be added (morality, politics, social media, etc etc).

 
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