I've chopped out the middle here, but I really like this sentiment from Seth on the nature of media, control, and the illusion of powerlessness.
Sometimes the media would like us to believe that we’re all astronomers, simply passive witnesses in a world out of our control.
But the world is never out of our influence.
The ocean is made of drops. And the drops are up to us. Who else is going to care enough to make an impact?