Remember the Ripple Effect

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It’s all too easy for idealists — those among us with grand ambitions to change our surroundings for the better — to grow discouraged. But nonprofit founder Van Brooks argues that we should never forget the enormous impact a single individual can have on the world around them.

“One person can make a difference. It’s like throwing a pebble in a pond. You throw a pebble in a pond and the ripples that come from that expand long and wide. Oftentimes, a lot of people think that the work that they do isn’t making a difference when it really does. So I encourage everyone to get out … and be that ripple.” Van Brooks