“Tackle the problem on a small scale.
In a world of vast organizations, vast mobilizations of people, mass movements, we are afraid to act on a small scale; we are afraid to be little people clearing up our own patch.
We say to ourselves, “What can I personally do? I must join a mass movement in order to reform.”
On the contrary, real revolution takes place not through mass movement but through the inward revolution of relationship—that alone is real reformation, a radical, continuous revolution.
We are afraid to begin on a small scale. Because the problem is so vast, we think we must meet it with large numbers of people, with a great organization, with mass movements.
Surely, we must begin to tackle the problem on a small scale, and the small scale in the “me” and the “you”.
When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.
J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol V p 96