Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

This book is a small coffee table book that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Andrews gives historical examples of how one person changed history or changed someone's life who changed history.

The premise of the book is that everything we do matters. More importantly, every person who has lived on earth matters. When we are kind to one person or make a stand for a battle or ideal, we have the opportunity to impact humanity. We have no idea what our choices may do to impact the world around us.

A turning point in America's Civil War occurred when one man, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain, gave the order to fix bayonets and charge. His troops were severely depleted and had few bullets to fight any longer. By fixing their bayonets and charging, the confederate army faltered and retreated. According to some, this was how the Civil War was won.

1 comment:

CountessLaurie said...

i think i will add this to my list. i often ponder the ramifications of each action.

it validates my sense of self importance and why i am on this planet.