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When ripples create powerful waves

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16.11.2018

OPINION: Ripples are amazing. The way they spread, gather momentum, grow as they travel outwards in all directions.

It's always fascinating to me to see a body of water that's still, and the effect of something falling into it and starting that ripple effect. It's as though the energy imparted at impact is somehow multiplied.

There was an ad on South African TV once that said something like "There is not enough darkness in the world to put out the light of a single candle". I think it used to run close to Christmas.

To me it was about the idea that even small, seemingly insignificant acts aimed at spreading light, goodness, have power, and can grow, like one candle being used to light several others, which are each used to light several more … Light can spread, exponentially.

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Metaphorical ripples have really captured my imagination this week, the realisation of how small ideas can spread, gain momentum, ultimately cause massive change.

Because I've seen some remarkable........

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