With skill and experience you can sail into an opposing wind. There’s even more that one technique to defy its resistance.
In life, as in sailing, we can craft maneuvers to spite the prevailing forces – be they systems, social barriers, opinions, or doubts. It’s an achievement of courage and resiliency to do so.
However, what we almost always resign ourselves to is that we can’t change the direction of the wind itself. It’s out of influence and therefore we must bear with it. This may be true in the meteorological sense, but in almost all others, despite the size of the obstacle, the gift humanity has is its ability to change the winds of our time.
Whether it’s civil rights, economic prosperity, famine or disease.
The direction our future blows in is up to us. Considering how we treat each other, how we are treated, and how we treat the world are parts of leading the change. Though just remember that there’s no point being able to change the wind if you don’t bring people along with you.
So go ahead and define what the next movement is. It starts with deciding which direction you yourself want to go in.