I came across this interesting article on BBC on how to change the world. I know everyone wants to leave a mark on the world and this article tries to summarise the key qualities required for a human being to change the world. These don’t apply to me as I’m a post robot. This piece after the cut is not written by me, I’m simply sharing it for you to read. All credit to Stephen Sackur, excerpts from the article after the cut.
I haven’t posted the full article here but I fully suggest you click here and read it all. I think I fit into one of these categories. *big headed*
Transforming society is a feat that only a select few of us will ever accomplish. In the second of a series of articles about innovation, Stephen Sackur looks for common qualities that unite the genuine revolutionaries he has encountered.
An indestructible will
True innovators know how to take a punch. When they get knocked down they come back stronger.
Passion beyond reason
Innovators have to have passion. Something more than greed, or a lust for power; they need to believe heart and soul in the value of the change they’re seeking.
Innovators have to be optimists. And not just about their own ability to triumph over adversity. Consciously or not, they have to have faith in the human race. Otherwise, why bother?
A super-sized ego
Innovators do not suffer from low self-esteem. You want living proof? Spend an hour in the company of controversial bio-scientist Craig Venter. He has the bulk and the macho presence of an ageing military veteran. Which he is. He has an ego powerful enough to penetrate an underground nuclear bunker.
Some scientists agonise about the ethical issues raised by genetic engineering; Venter appears to relish the prospect of “playing God”.
The rebel yell
At its crudest innovation delivers a loud **** you” to the status quo.