Even as our awareness expands to the global scale, the locus of control has been increasingly contracting to a more personal sphere. Apart from oddballs like North Korea, most of us have a greater level of, and opportunities for, self determination than ever before.

Even in dire situations. People escaping wars on rickety boats. Militias taking up arms to create the world they want to live in - even the boko harams crazies - are examples of the devolution of power away from central authorities to smaller groups and individuals.

What are you doing with the power you have?

From one of many many conversation with Bob Jacobson.