Hi Raam, that was very beautifully written. Thank you for writing this, as I’ve been somewhat afraid of pinpointing to my friends that “To hold your ground and take action when faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge? That’s difficult. Only one of those two paths leads to progress and if progress is what we seek, then the choice is clear.” That pretty much obligates people to choose this path. Your story also points out how important awareness is in implementing change. If there is no awareness of the issue, a resolution will never begin.

I’ve adopted this new mentality as well, that the only path towards change is through holding your ground and taking action. Though I do often get influenced by negative people around me, I stick to my beliefs and continue in my attempts to tread lightly and contribute something of value. Like Tracy says, One tiny action at a time…