Can one person make a difference?



  • Do you think one person can really make a difference? What does it take to see change within a community, country, and the world?



  • @TheGoldenMole I believe yes. 🙂
    In a community like this, I tried to make a difference in posting wholesome topics and posts. I don't make enemies here and I think that creates a different perspective of this site. 🙂



  • I’m Batman

    His mere mention should suffice as the answer to your question. He maybe a work of fiction, but he has still inspired many people towards the path of righteousness. Atleast he has done that to me. And even making one person follow the right path is worth the effort.



  • @DIV said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @DIV Do you ever try to make a change?

    Yes, I try my best
    😁

    OOHHHH WHAT AN INSPIRTATION, THATS SO GOOD MAN! WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU!



  • I don't believe for a moment, that the differences we actually see being made by people, are the only changes that happen. Our world is intensely complicated and interconnected. I don't even believe that the changes we can actually discern are the important ones. By making a difference, we usually not just mean doing something that leaves a mark, we mean changing something for the better.

    And I believe if you – yes you – get your act together, and become the best version of yourself, that you can be, that will make a difference. First only to you, but over time you will see changes too in the people around you. Maybe you inspire them, maybe your change forces them to change too, or maybe it just happens. But you'll see changes, slowly accumulating. And those – bear in mind – are only the ones you can see in this immensely complex world.

    I don't just believe you can make a difference, I believe that these kinds of changes, that are very very hard to gauge in terms of impact, are the actually good changes, those that really change the world for the better, not the big ones (facebook, iphone, you name it).



  • @Wolfie_11 So do you think a single person trying to make a change is worth it even if their change takes a small effect?



  • @TheGoldenMole

    Yes and no.
    In order to make a difference you need to have some sort of impact, either by creating or making something revolutionary or by moving heaps of people.
    I'll give a simple example. Flappy bird... You prolly heard about that game, it went viral out of nowhere, so viral the app had to be put down due to server stress! What caused this app to get a boom? You got it right a SINGLE PERSON. Pewdiepie made a video of him playing that game and he's the kind of person that can move tons of people... Now let's take the exact same example but instead of being Pewdiepie making the video it would be a no name youtuber, would it have the same impact? I think we all know the answer 🤷



  • @cjko And your topics and posts are always appreciated! Thanks for your effort @cjko !!



  • @DIV Do you ever try to make a change?



  • @TheGoldenMole
    OFCOURSE.



  • Maybe by inventing something revolutionary



  • @Lurker I thought they took the game down because someone got killed over it?? A no name person, but their death was enough to take down the game. Maybe a faceless person can make a change after all



  • @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker I thought they took the game down because someone got killed over it??

    "In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has revealed the real reason he removed the extremely popular app from the App Store and the Google Play Store. According to Nguyen, the game's addictiveness is what convinced him to remove it, and the app is not coming back."

    It only got addicting cuz Pewdiepie made it popular 🤷



  • The real question if that change can be sustained.



  • @Lurker said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker I thought they took the game down because someone got killed over it??

    "In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has revealed the real reason he removed the extremely popular app from the App Store and the Google Play Store. According to Nguyen, the game's addictiveness is what convinced him to remove it, and the app is not coming back."

    It only got addicting cuz Pewdiepie made it popular 🤷

    If you think Pewdiepie is the only reason it is popular then you are ridiculous, especially since you just claimed that he's the reason they took it down. I think being popular and addicting are two different things. I think what he meant by addictive is that people were killing over it. That's addiction. Not popularity.



  • @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker I thought they took the game down because someone got killed over it??

    "In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has revealed the real reason he removed the extremely popular app from the App Store and the Google Play Store. According to Nguyen, the game's addictiveness is what convinced him to remove it, and the app is not coming back."

    It only got addicting cuz Pewdiepie made it popular 🤷

    If you think Pewdiepie is the only reason it is popular then you are ridiculous, especially since you just claimed that he's the reason they took it down. I think being popular and addicting are two different things. I think what he meant by addictive is that people were killing over it. That's addiction. Not popularity.

    The game was not popular before he played it 🤷
    And you are right, a game that is addicting isn't always popular, but ppl were killing for it cuz they wanted to play it, they wouldn't want to play it if it wasn't known, right?



  • @TheGoldenMole There are enough laws already. Enforcing it properly is the challenge.



  • @Lurker said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @Lurker I thought they took the game down because someone got killed over it??

    "In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has revealed the real reason he removed the extremely popular app from the App Store and the Google Play Store. According to Nguyen, the game's addictiveness is what convinced him to remove it, and the app is not coming back."

    It only got addicting cuz Pewdiepie made it popular 🤷

    If you think Pewdiepie is the only reason it is popular then you are ridiculous, especially since you just claimed that he's the reason they took it down. I think being popular and addicting are two different things. I think what he meant by addictive is that people were killing over it. That's addiction. Not popularity.

    The game was not popular before he played it 🤷

    That is absolutely false 😂 he played it because it was popular. He didn't make it popular himself. It was well popular before him. Sure, he probably added to its popularity, but it was definitely popular before him.

    And you are right, a game that is addicting isn't always popular, but ppl were killing for it cuz they wanted to play it,

    They were killing because they wanted to have a higher score. It wasn't about wanting to play, it was about wanting to be the best.

    they wouldn't want to play it if it wasn't known, right?

    Yes, they would, that's what addiction is.



  • @TheGoldenMole Well no. They can only start something, plant an idea, kindle a fire. It is upto the rest of us to carry that baton and to develop it into something meaningful.



  • @Lurker said in Can one person make a difference?:

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    That is absolutely false he played it because it was popular. He didn't make it popular himself. It was well popular before him. Sure, he probably added to its popularity, but it was definitely popular before him.

    "Despite being overwhelmingly popular, the game actually spent most of its life in obscurity. It was released mid 2013 and was only popular for about 3 weeks before it was taken down."

    Coincidence? I think not! 😂

    https://mashable.com/2014/02/10/flappy-bird-story/#egrsgHhRagq0
    here is a whole timeline, it skyrocketed in early January about a week or two before Pewdiepie put his video about it up. It was popular before his video.

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    They were killing because they wanted to have a higher score. It wasn't about wanting to play, it was about wanting to be the best.

    There are so many Iteration of the same game with a different skin... How come those are still up there and this isn't? I think the popularity of the game made ppl obsess over it.

    Quality and awareness. That's why people don't play the other ones.

    @TheGoldenMole said in Can one person make a difference?:

    Yes, they would, that's what addiction is.

    I think this is a case of unhealthy obssession and not addiction.

    UNHEALTHY OBESSESSION IS LIKE THE DEFINITION OF ADDICTION

    Tho gaming was always on that limbo, there were many stories of people ruining their life because of World of Warcraft...

    But the whole point of my comment was about 1 person being able to make a big enough difference 😂

    Yes, and it was almost well said, but your point is all I wanted so it is still appreciated








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