The reality is that a consumer culture which chucks out its iPhones for a new version every nine months is completely unsustainable, because Earth has already reached the tipping point. 'The General Strike' attempts to personalize these issues and encourage listeners to look for a new model.— Justin Sane
Terrific Tipping Point quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
I drove an electric car for seven years because of its advanced technology, not because I have any concerns about energy resources. I have none at all. And when environmentalists say that global warming is dangerous, unprecedented and that we'll have a tipping point for atmospheric carbon dioxide, it's just nonsense.
I am not alone in thinking that we are at a tipping point ecologically and morally and politically. Democracy cannot survive without a vibrant middle class, yet the policies of one of the parties has been committed to wiping it out for 30 years.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Objective evaluations set the foundation that moves leaders to the tipping point.
When drawing the sun, try to have on hand colored paper, chalk, felt-tip markers, crayons, pencils, ball point pens. You can draw a sun with any one of them. Also remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn.
Right now over 70 percent of the world population is convinced that something serious has to be done about the dangers facing the planet. ...Most of humanity wants to know how to make the change. It's one of those tipping-point times where things can change unbelievably fast.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
We are on the precipice of climate system tipping points beyond which there is no redemption.
The middle class in America is at a tipping point.
It will not last another generation if we don't boldly change course now.
A single act of courage is often the tipping point for extraordinary change.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
The points or tips of the chakras, where they connect to the main power current, are called the roots or the hearts of the chakras. Within these hearts are seals which control exchange of energy between layers of the aura through that chakra. That is, each of the seven chakras has seven layers, each corresponding to a layer of the auric field.
Do you think we're going to hit a tipping point and the world's going to end?
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem.
We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Every day is an opportunity for a new life.
Every day you stand at the tipping point of your life. And on any one day you can change the future – through the way that you feel.
There’s no tipping point where you become what you are.
Character development starts when you’re growing up. Your socioeconomic background contributes. The attitude that gets you through some communities doesn’t work in corporate America. It’s not an excuse, but it does help explain
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
When you have a vision of where you need to go, it sounds utopian.
But when you get to the tipping point, your understanding switches.
The Band-Aid solution is actually the best kind of solution because it involves solving a problem with the minimum amount of effort and time and cost.
To be someone's best friend requires a minimum investment of time.
More than that, though, it takes emotional energy. Caring about someone deeply is exhausting.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
My wildest tipping point moment came when I was introduced to Clint Eastwood.
He was sitting there, typical Clint Eastwood, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, holding a Budweiser. He looks at me and says, "I watch your show from time to time." I just stopped. I was like, "I can't even think about that. I'm not even sure if I'm happy about that."
That is the paradox of the epidemic: that in order to create one contagious movement, you often have to create many small movements first.
There is a simple way to package information that, under the right circumstances, can make it irresistible. All you have to do is find it.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
A tipping point is invisible, as we just saw in Greece.
In most situations, everything appears fine until it's not fine, until, for example, no one shows up at a Treasury auction.
If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior.
..you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured.
The final release point for the fastball is the tips of your fingers.
There comes a point when you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. The question is, is that your problem or theirs?
If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one.
When well-qualified, upper middle-class blacks or Latinos or Asians move to predominantly white neighborhoods, there's what's called the tipping point. That tipping point is generally 15 percent; at 15 percent you begin to see white flight.
The end of the world was supposed to be gradual.
There was supposed to be warning. A long, slow slide. What we got was punctuated equilibrium: a stately wobbling, then a sudden tipping point. There was plenty of warning, I suppose. We just weren’t paying attention.
Don't expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they've never had to walk your path.
There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it.
I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams - like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics - teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge.
It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success.
The pace of global warming is accelerating and the scale of the impact is devastating. The time for action is limited - we are approaching a tipping point beyond which the opportunity to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions will disappear.
There comes a point you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. The question is, is that your problem or theirs.
I'm building on purpose. I'm building that tipping point. I'm building that law of diffusion of innovation.
As people's access to the internet grows we're seeing the sharing economy boom - I think our obsession with ownership is at a tipping point and the sharing economy is part of the antidote for that.
We have to, in the next ten years, begin to decrease the rate of carbon dioxide emissions and then flatten it out. If that doesn't happen in ten years, we're going to be passing certain tipping points. If the ice sheets begin to disintegrate, what can you do about it? You can't tie a rope around an ice sheet.
Acquaintances represent a source of social power, and the more acquaintances you have the more powerful you are.
I always get involved with the environment because once you go past the tipping point with the environment, you don't get it back.