So as you are probably aware the Scots are having a referendum on independence. This vote is huge, the union between England and Scotland that predates the United States, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the creation of Communism, and even the invention of vaccines could finally be dissolved. At the time of writing I don’t know the result, but even if Scotland remains in the Union, history will have been made.
This massive, history making event is being decided by relatively few though, at least in comparison to the rest of the world. Just over four million will make this decision and possibly make every map in existence today out of date, but the actual amount of people who voted will probably be just under that maximum. But why should I care you ask? Because you’re seeing history at this very moment. While you aren’t actively participating, you are seeing it unfold before, just as previous generations saw history unfold before them. We don’t always realize the importance of the times we live in, and we rarely can point to a specific event and say with absolute certainty, “This was important.” This is one of those few times, so appreciate that fact.
Most importantly though, is that an action is happening, which means that there will be reaction, and this is where you come in. History isn’t just written by the people who’s names are in the history books, but rather its a collective saga of every human acting and then reacting in an unbroken chain of cause and effect that has brought about the world we know today. That’s why this vote and also you matter. Because you’re going to react along with every other human in some way, however small, and those reactions will cause more actions which cause more reactions, and they all pile together to shape the world we live in. So take note of this moment, and watch history happen.