An initial modest ash might turn into an unstoppable avalanche; or not. I heard several times sortition’s proponent believing such snowball effect. The sortition idea being so powerful: a person would immediately adopts the concept. A viewpoint making things easy, a person just need to tell the idea to two people then these two people talk about it with two other people and etcetera. After several steps, you can reach the entire humanity. A beautiful dream. Avalanche do happen but they are unpredictable and most often a change comes at a great energetic cost.
Met me give an example of a problem so obvious with an unimplemented simple solution. Yesterday I went to buy train tickets. As I already said I have a recognized handicap, it gives a discount for the person traveling with me. First absurdity, no discount for me, but this the problem is elsewhere. You can obtain such discount only at a counter, unobtainable on internet. Yes, the train company asks handicapped people to go fetch their ticket in person while everybody else can buy them on internet -as all other discounts are available online. What’s the link? The situation sounds obviously stupid and the solution should spread evidently, yet no snowball effect.
Two ways to trigger changes. The snowball effect on the left and on the right the last drop making the bucket spilling (French expression).
So what could we do? Fight peacefully steps after steps after steps. Remaining patient and stubborn and push the ball. If I have to be a straw, I want to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
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