Changing the World, One Street Vendor at a Time

Man #1: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. You know why?”
Man #2: “Because it’s the only thing that ever has.”

This space is usually reserved for items having to do with family matters. However, every once in a while we come across something so powerful that it merits a mention – even if it crosses into areas such as, gasp!, politics!

Such is the case today when I glimpsed the latest recap of last weekend’s 60 Minutes broadcast. It is possible that many of you saw this piece, or have read the articles about Mohamed Bouazizi. If so, my apologies for the repeat. Undoubtedly though, there are countless who haven’t quite heard how “Facebook brought down the dictators” in the Middle East.

In the end, what occurred in Sidi Bouzid, a small town in Central Tunisia, turned out to be a lot more about families, and freedom and basic human dignity than it was about politics. And because of that… it changed the world.

By the way. Bonus points for anyone who can tell me where the dialog from the top comes from.

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