Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1450 with the Gutenberg Bible being one of the first books ever printed. The printing press changed our world forever in countless ways. Prior to the invention of the printing press, books were generally printed by hand on clay, papyrus, wax, or parchment. Can you imagine what it would have been like for Ayn Rand to write by hand “Atlas Shrugged” with more than 645,000 words and 1100 pages? Can you imagine a world today without Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Microsoft Windows, and Apple?
We have been blessed in our time with the ability to converse with every level of society all over the world through the awesome power of the internet. Never before in history has mankind had the ability to do such a thing. I know it’s hard to imagine a world without the internet and instantaneous communication now. Our knowledge base has increased exponentially and continues to do so. My point is that we have all been given this incredible platform to use for great purposes or for bad purposes.
Be an encourager, or a counselor with your words through your platform and change lives along the path you travel. You never know how you might change someones life through something you say or do. Never underestimate the power of your platform!