Swimming Against the Tide

BecLak

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Swimming against the tide of public opinion do you believe that one lone person can make a difference? Yes or no, and why....
 
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drphil

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Does "swimming" against the received opinion-here- of some "voice off deaf Militants" count?

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dereksbicycles

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It depends on the cause, really. See, What if I said that I won't spend $75 on a Nike shoe because I hate how they treat factory workers in 3rd world. Nike is going to laugh at me. What is $75 anyway?? So if 1 million people said they won't spend $75 on Nike shoes because of this, Nike will be out of a lot of money.

On other spectrum, what if a small local business opened recently? They get one complaint. They refuses to replace a $20 defect part. That one person can complain. Word will travel fast. That small business will fail fast.
 

rockin'robin

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(Hope I haven't misunderstood ur thread)...but, yes, I feel 1 lone person can make a difference....It happened to me many years ago when a Teacher gave me so many words of wisdom....and she made a tremendous impact upon my life...and still does.

Also, I believe I've made somewhat of a difference for my adopted boys, given their struggles during their childhood...at times, they have said..."You have taught me..."..."and I remember what you said"...etc., etc.
 

Bottesini

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Ghandi did, but he was fighting for something universally important, and not just a minor matter of self interest.
 

BecLak

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Bottesini said:
Ghandi did, but he was fighting for something universally important, and not just a minor matter of self interest.

:D Would you consider Deaf rights universally important?
 
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BecLak

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I believe every individual's actions has a ripple effect, and if they are strong enough, then yes, it can make a difference. Sometimes, it can come down to pure annoyance if they are persistent enough, annoyance enough that finally changes are made.
 

Frisky Feline

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