One of the things that I think about sometimes when considering how we can shape the world we want to live in is the power that we have in this systems we inhabit. As voters we have a clear power to vote and shape the future of our elections. Similarly as consumers we have power by what we buy and do not by to shape what is made and sold. In the end the consumers and voters are the most powerful and important piece, the thing everything else works for, in a capitalist and democratic system. However, despite this power, as individuals we are a miniscule piece of a much much larger puzzle. I unequivocally believe that we have a responsibility to be active and aware parts of the systems we inhabit and citizens of the world. What and who do we have the responsibility to be aware of? How do we, as aware individuals, best use our power within that system? How do we use the systems that we are a part of to shape the world?