What exactly does that mean?
If we are to survive and grow as a species, it means the change has to be monumental.
In short - no more status quo - and you can bet those who believe themselves to hold some kind of power over others will NOT be wanting THAT to happen. Politics has always managed to muck up what always starts out as a good thing - making the waters murky and prone to navigational disasters and managing to de-rail careers and/or good ideas at every turn - especially when those in power decide their way IS THE ONLY WAY. Small minded leaders always use intimidation and threats to strike fear into their flocks - sheeple must in this New Year decide whether kissing butt is worth the loss of their soul or not - for it is the very survival of our planet that is at stake here.
Listen to your heart and soul and STAND UP for what you believe in - WALK your TALK and do not give in to fear. Find a way to do what you want to do without having to kowtow to some power-hungry leader who has no importance except in his or her own eyes. If you find that you cannot express your true feelings within an organizational structure without being slapped on the wrist or worse - it is time for you to decide whether belonging to such a group is worth the cost of the loss of your freedom of speech.
The health of our planet is absolutely worth more than anything else at this point. And politics is what is killing this planet.
May 2009 be your Year of Change - and may you have the Courage and the Endurance to stay your course.