Ideology is over. Let's change the status quo!
Are you waiting for the next revolution? When everyone's sitting around and waiting that revolution probably will never come. You don't have a master plan how to make the world a better place? Then why not use the time spent waiting to change what's bothering you, right here, right now?
I used to believe in ideology, in that Big Thing that we should be trying to achieve. Everything else was uninteresting. And there was just one way to do it. I call it "The Only Way To Do Things". It's pretty paralyzing, because whenever you want to start, you realize that according to your ideology, it would be the wrong thing to do. A compromise. A watered down version of how things should be. So you don't do them. Pretty stupid, huh?
I don't believe in that Big Solution for the Big Problem anymore. You can't predict the future anyway. What might be a big problem now could be quite irrelevant two years from now. But what you can do is focus on the present.
I believe in baby-steps. Change the here and now, with what we have, and what we know. It might not be perfect, but at least you're doing something. This might not be the best way for every profession (heart surgeons come to mind), but for most of us, doing something instead of being paralyzed is a smart strategy. Iterate, iterate, then iterate again.
As Bruce Springsteen put it so profoundly: Can’t start a fire without a spark.
Let's be that spark.