People don’t like to feel powerless, but honesty compels us to admit that there are some things beyond our ability to influence or control. We can’t make anyone else feel, think, or do anything. Most of us aren’t in any position to influence world or even local affairs. What we can do is live with awareness and integrity, influencing those close to us by giving them our attention and respect. In this way we can be the change we want to see in the world.