The American Revolution was possible not because the colonists had tons of guns but because they had institutions and forums that allowed ideas to be shared and developed.
Also, a minority of colonists were for the revolution, a minority were for the crown, and the majority in the middle were largely indifferent. It was the impassioned fringe leaders who were able to mobilize the middle and achieve their goals.
These lessons are so valuable for us today. We are the first generation in history that has a global forum; we have the tools to share ideas with the entire world. We need to harness this responsibility by being radicals for our causes and mobilizing the middle to change the world.
Up until a couple years ago my life had mostly been traveling, adventuring, and studying. Now I’m helping to build the family business and plugging away at my mission of connecting people from different cultures.