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Mossie lessons on change

Posted on: December 26, 2017

Banksy recently tweeted this:

If you Google for its source, a cursory review will reveal a vague attribution to “African proverb” or a specific one to the Dalai Lama. Look even further and you will discover a few more sources.
 
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.
 
Regardless of its source, there are lessons for change agents seeking resolve for 2018. You may be small and you can effect change, but there are conditions if you pursue the mosquito analogy.

You may need to be a periodic noise, even to the extent of being irritating.

You need to be persistent to find your opportunities to bite.

If you manage to bite, you must leave a mark effective enough to cause the status quo to itch.

You risk being repelled or removed because the status quo is intolerant of noise and change.

If you are sacrificed, know that others will come after you. Sometimes you pave the way. Sometimes you might swarm the place. Either way, there is always sacrifice.

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