How can I explain to a friend that I am not a better writer than him because of my superior writing skills, but simply because I tried and he did not, regardless of my ability to write. As the world would have it, if you are published than you get to be taken as a good writer, whereas almost all published writers will agree that their writing is not ‘the best’ per se, they just try harder at being a writer than most people.
And that is why you can’t make the world a better place.
No matter what you think of the world and how it can be made better, no matter how long a discussion you’ve had with your cousins sitting in the comfort of your couches and no matter how clever and grand you know your idea is, you will not change the world because you, like so many good writers who have never written more than their names, just have not tried.
If you are not bold enough to actually act out on your ideas, to do what you think rather be done, then what is the difference between you and everyone or everything that you disapprove of or straight-out despise?
Remember, always, always, remember: the world belongs not to the smart but to the bold. It surely does not hurt if you prefer smart work over hard work, but you are not going anywhere fast if you do not act.