We must work on ourselves first, understand our desires, personalities, strengths and weaknesses, learn our triggers and use our abilities to find inner strength and confidence to face the world. We must understand others and develop non-judgemental, empathic ways to learn their dreams and notions.
We cannot change the people we have issues with. But we have a choice to accept them with their quirks and flaws; furthermore, we can also choose to see beyond the things we see as negative attributes and find the positives in them.
And yes, when you understand people and this knowledge pairs with showing a good example, you will find followers, and through them, you can influence more. You, yourself must the change that you want to see in the world.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
My answer to this question: Yes, you can throw a rock into the water and start creating ripples.
What is your answer?