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May 6, 2011

World-Changing 55


Feel powerless?  Think one person can't make a difference, even change the world?

Think again.  Here are just a few who (for better or worse) did just that:

Julius Caesar

Siddhārtha Gautama  (The Supreme Buddha)

Napoleon

Alexander The Great

Constantine

Genghis Khan

Joan of Arc

Mahatma Gandhi

Adolf Hitler

Albert Einstein

Dr. Jonas Salk

Bill Gates

18 comments:

  1. Very true, Eric. And, good or bad, the intentions ripple out...

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  2. Yep, there are good people and then there are the bad seeds....it's strange but we are better for all of them.

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  3. Walt Disney. Ray Kroc. Jim Henson. This is fun.

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  4. Why do I feel that most of the people on this list who changed the world maybe shouldn't have? Nice 55, my friend.

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  5. But alas, my name will never be among them.

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  6. Now I'm feeling kinda lazy, in spite of the fact I've worked hard today. :)

    Good one!

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  7. nice word/name play..

    Happy Weekend.

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  8. So true. Though we have a better chance if we focus on ourselves first, because we can change or affect others around us.

    Happy Friday~

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  9. Pointed, effective reminder of getting off your ass and not moaning about how nobody's doing anything. =)

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  10. Good point, Eric. (How did you know I've been feeling powerless, you psychic you?)

    Great 55.

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  11. we all carry the power within us to change the world, some choose to, some for the good and others...

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  12. This, Sir Jack -- is one darn-tootin' fact!

    One CAN do amazing things.

    My hero in that respect is Maria Montessori.

    xo

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  13. We can all make a difference if we try. Unfortunately, many don't try.

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  14. Indeed they changed the world, maybe not exactly for good (at least not all), but they did.

    Nice point of view :) Made me think!

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  15. Joan of Arc?
    I Love Historical 55's Bubba.
    Thanks for this clever ditty.
    Thanks also for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  16. and don't forget Groucho Marx- anyone who can make the world laugh is great to me!
    good post!

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