The Power isn’t in the Crowd

Don’t change the world. Find the remnant.

The world consists of everything and everyone. That’s an awful lot of pressure if you’re trying to take on the whole planet.

Many people don’t want the world to change. If you spend all your time resisting them, arguing with them, or focusing on them, you’ll run yourself into the ground.

That’s the bad news. But the good news is that you don’t need to change the world in order to see the world change.

No matter how bad things are, there’s always a remnant. The remnant refers to those who are ready to learn, ready to ask new questions, ready to invest in the future, and ready to embark on adventures that require creativity and courage.

Unlike the crowd, the remnant doesn’t need you to twist its arm. Unlike the crowd, the remnant doesn’t need you to beg and plead for its cooperation. Unlike the crowd, the remnant doesn’t need to be sold and resold on the possibility of creating a different kind of world. Your job is to find these people and figure out how you can collaborate without waiting around for the crowd to realize how cool it is.

The crowd likes easy. The crowd likes convenience. The crowd likes the safety of what everyone else is doing. So they won’t catch on until you first build massive momentum. Today’s crowd is nothing more than an outdated reaction to the creativity of yesterday’s remnant.

Forget the crowd. Go find some weird people and get to work. That’s the only way anything ever changes.