A doctrine of small steps

"Since death alone is certain, and the time of death uncertain, what should I do? - Stephen Batchelor

It is so easy to go numb in the face of our individual and collective challenges, to indulge in philosophising or theorising as displacement activities. To delegate the problem to others, our parents, our spouse, our manager, consultants or even a god.

But what small step can we take now? What thought or idea can we share with those around us? What tweet, update or blog post, no matter how trivial or apparently inconsequential, might make the greatest difference to those around us if we only dare to express it?