Journalist John-Paul Flintoff believes there’s magic in life’s minutiae.
The way we preserve and present history is as though it was achieved through the work of one person (usually a man). The recent history-shaping events that we see in the news are shaped in the same way. Stories are simply easier to tell and remember when they involve fewer characters. But this isn’t how the world works. Leo Tolstoy nailed it, John-Paul Flintoff believes, when he wrote that history is shaped by “…an infinitely large number of infinitesimally small actions.” We all have the power to take such actions. Truth is, we’re taking them regardless of our intentions. Here’s the video: