If you really care about starting a movement, have the courage to follow and show others how to follow. And when you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first one to stand up and join in.

Derek Sivers

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“How to Start a Movement.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How to Start a Movement." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by entrepreneur Derek Sivers is from his 2010 TED Talk, which briefly but effectively explains how social and political movements are started, using footage of a lone dancer at a concert starting a dance movement. This quote means that if you really want to support a new trend that makes a positive impact, you need to be brave enough to join in and to encourage others to do the same; even if the movement only has one person, be courageous enough to join that person without worrying that other people will think you are strange for doing so. Watch the full TED Talk here: Derek Sivers - How to Start a Movement