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Hope In Action
Welcome to the heartbeat of the Inspiring Hopeful Action website to which we encourage you to become a frequent visitor. Here you’ll have access to the latest updates on the activities, network member actions, abundant available resources and talented partners.
This continuously evolving and dynamic section showcases the efforts of everyone participating in the Inspiring Hopeful Action movement with a contagious energy and hopeful spirit. You’re encouraged to submit stories and images of your actions and to see how others have used imagination and creativity in engaging in hopeful actions.
Inspire Each Other
The Butterfly Effect
Creating an Inspiring Hopeful Action Epidemic
“The Tipping Point is the biography of an idea, and the idea is very simple. It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth, or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do.
Three characteristics – one, contagiousness; two, the fact that little causes can have big effects; and three, that change happens not gradually but at one dramatic moment – are the same three principles that define how measles move through a grade-school classroom or the flu attacks every winter. Of the three, the third trait – the idea that epidemics can rise or fall in one dramatic moment – is the most important, because it is the principle that makes sense of the first two and that permits the greatest insight into why modern change happens the way it does. The name given to that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once is The Tipping Point.”
(The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell)
Please share with us the results of your actions and the impact that having hope had in your world. Share your powerful story, in narrative, images and visual arts, dance, music or other mediums of expression that celebrate the difference you and your network have made in one or many of the following categories: