All kinds of social media influencers, activists and world leaders are all having certain influencing power that can impact the world in certain way, as many people in the world are not mentally and emotionally independent, as they are being conditioned to be mentally and emotionally dependent under certain intention of certain people under the influence of ignorance and egoism. Unless people have attained mental and emotional independence, most people are easily be influenced by someone or something either wittingly or unwittingly, and they need to have a leader to lead them, to be governed and controlled by certain man made law and order, to maintain certain order in the world. There's neither right nor wrong, neither good nor bad. It depends very much on whether the influencers, activists and leaders are free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, or not.
It would be better for the world, if there's needless of the existence of any influencers, activists or leaders, if people are mentally and emotionally independent, free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, live life under correct understanding and self-control, and not being influenced by anyone and anything in this world of ignorance and egoism.
Influencers can be anything and anyone from any backgrounds or any fields, that has certain 'motivational' and 'attractive' elements that attract the attention, interest and admiration from certain admirers or followers, where the admirers or followers are being influenced in certain way by their presence, ideas, creativity, talents, knowledge, skills, thinking, belief, values, practice, personality, charisma, lifestyle, life experience, achievements, inspirations, aspirations, behavior, action and reaction, either wittingly or unwittingly, regardless of whether it's wholesome or unwholesome influences. Objects, events, arts, nature, insects, animals, history, pleasurable enjoyment, painful suffering, and all kinds of selfless impermanent changes can be the unintentional influencers for certain people.
Many influencers are 'sharing' their ideas, activities, lifestyles, life experiences, talents, skills, knowledge, achievements, motivations, inspirations and aspirations via the many public social media platforms mostly with the intention to be influencing as many people as possible in certain way, under certain intention and aspiration. Very few are simply sharing something without any intention or ambition to be influencing anyone for anything, but somehow, some people are being influenced by them and what they share, selflessly and intentionlessly.
Apart from creating certain attractive and motivational social media contents to be attracting the attention of many people to gain followers and/or subscribers regularly, many of the popular social media influencers are merely the slaves of political agenda, commercialism and capitalism. There's nothing wrong with trying to make a living through selling and advertising many different products, lifestyles and ideas for the world of politics, commercialism and capitalism, however, many are not just about making enough for a living, but it's about accumulating limitless wealth, that can provide them with the kind of high-end lifestyle as well as financial security that they desire. It's more about being on a platform to be gaining attention, popularity, name, fame and wealth, or what many people refer as 'success'.
There are also some influencers are purely trying to bring some cheerfulness and motivation to many others in the world of all kinds of tension and madness, to share their unique intelligence, knowledge, experience, creativity, talents and skills with many others, and spread some awareness towards achieving a better, kinder, happier, less corruptions and less suffering world with their kindness and wisdom. As long as they don't create any 'sensitive' and 'prohibited' contents that are directly going against or are being offensive towards certain people or organization, they are fine.
There are some other influencers that are not necessarily being influential via social medias, but they have certain inspirational and aspirational elements that attract the attention, interest or admiration from certain people in their life. All activists and world leaders are some kind of influencer, while not all influencers are intentional activists or world leaders.
Activists are existing because there are many exploitation and corruption in the world deriving from ignorance and egoism, where many people, animals and nature are being impacted by such exploitation and corruption. If there's no exploitation or corruption in the world, if there are no greed and selfishness in the world, there's no need the existence of activists who are sacrificing themselves trying their best fighting against those who are responsible for all kinds of exploitation and corruption to make the world a better, kinder, healthier, happier, less corruptions and less suffering place for all and everyone.
Advocates under specific cause are also performing certain actions to bring certain relief and awareness to the people based on their advocacy, however, not many of these advocates will be continuing doing what they are doing, as either it's only momentary sparks of passion that motivates them to be advocating something under certain intention where those sparks eventually vanished, or they realized that all these advocacy don't really change much, there are more and more different kinds of insufficiency and suffering in the world, as the root cause of exploitation and corruptions that give rise to all kinds of insufficiency and suffering in the community is still there, and growing. While maybe then some of the passionate advocates might turn into activists eventually, who are dealing with the real challenge of confronting those who are responsible for all kinds of exploitation and corruption that give rise to so much unnecessary suffering and desperation that lead to unrest in the world. Even though advocates couldn't do much, but at least their actions are bringing certain degrees of superficial relief and awareness to the people who are in desperation, where most of them don't really know why are they in such desperation under the existence of exploitation and corruption in the world.
'Real' activists (as there are some 'fake' activists existing being manipulated or employed by certain people in the world to fight against the real activists, to create certain damaging behavior problems, and then blaming the real activists as trouble makers, giving them bad reputation, to make people dislike and disagree with them), they are the opposite of many of the popular social media influencers and world leaders in power. They are not the slaves of politics, commercialism and capitalism, but on the contrary, it's going against all these for many good reasons, to be looking after the welfare of all and everyone in the long run, either locally or globally. They are the guardians of the world. They are the fearless fighters fighting for many others who couldn't fight for themselves under certain reasons.
It's very very hard and risky to be an activist. They have to be facing many life threatening situations because they are creating certain 'obstacle' for many selfish greedy powerful people from pursuing their greedy ambitions that will hurt all and everyone in return. Some of them don't even relate themselves as activists. They don't have to do this, and they can just live an 'easier' life, ignoring all kinds of exploitation and corruption, but out of love towards the world that is being exploited to the maximum, where there are many lives are in suffering under many kinds of exploitation and corruption, they are doing this. Even if they have no intention to be doing this for many others, but they are. Even if many people would think and say, "We didn't ask you and don't need you to do this for us," but either directly or indirectly, all and everyone are indebted to all these fearless activists to fight for many things that many people don't even aware of.
Many people are either being ignorant towards many corrupted things that are happening in the world, or they are being manipulated by many selfish greedy ambitious people, who are inspirational to many young people, to be inspired and be aspired to also become 'successful' like them, which is all about greed, selfishness, discontentment, wealth accumulation and hoarding, high-end lifestyle, pleasurable enjoyment, luxurious comfort and higher social status treatment, commercialism, capitalism and investment, by exploiting all and everything to the maximum. Many of the social medias influencers are nothing but the 'slaves' of all these, promoting all these, by influencing as many people (who follow and admire them) as possible, to be inspired, and be aspired to be part of the game of boundless passionate desire and exploitation.
Activists can be exhausting themselves, if they don't know how to let go, and don't know what is non-attachment, non-identification and non-expectation, being determined and hammered by repeated disappointment, threats, hostility, and the increasing selfishness, madness, cruelty, discrimination, exploitation, corruptions, oppression and violence in the world. But if they know how to let go, and know what is non-attachment, non-identification and non-expectation, they will have all the power and energy to be doing what they are doing.
Some people mistaken activists as extremists. Real activists are very different from extremists. Different kinds of extremists would be intentionally generating lots of violent damages and harmful effects in the world in order to achieve what they want to achieve, while activists are doing their best to protect the world from unnecessary damages and harmful effects. Activists also need to be aware of themselves not to turn into extremists, if without correct understanding under great disappointment or intense anger.
No matter how much effort and good will that the influencers and activists have, towards influencing as many people as possible to be making the world a better, kinder, happier, healthier, less corruptions and less suffering place, but the power that can be really impacting the world is in the hand of the world leaders.
Many people strongly believe in the power of the people under democracy, that's true, however, it depends on whether the majority of the people are wise and compassionate, or not, or are free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, or not. What is happening in the world now, is reflecting whether the majority of the people in the world are wise and compassionate, or not.
The world leaders are the ones that has the 'power' to make crucial decision that can be impacting the world in certain way, as they are the law makers, either being voted in and elected by the majority of the people, or by self-proclaimed. While the majority of the people are easily being manipulated to support certain people to be elected and be given that power. If majority of the world leaders are wise and compassionate who can be making use of their position and power to be doing the right thing for looking after the welfare of all and everyone and the surrounding environment, without selfishness and discrimination, then the world would be a better, kinder, happier, less corruptions and less suffering place, however, many of them are not, that's why the world is being what it is now. While many of the world leaders are merely the 'slaves' of some selfish greedy ambitious so called highly 'successful' people in the world.
All the wise and compassionate beings like past and present Buddhas, Gurus and yogis, or the strongest, smartest, fittest, healthiest, loveliest, most talented, most intelligent, most beautiful, most charming, most influential, most powerful and most incredible human beings, or even the so called 'superior entity' that doesn't belong to anyone which is 'illegal', 'offensive' and 'punishable' to mention, say or write its name in certain countries, also can't do anything about that. Ignorance to the deepest.
Not the power of the people, not the power of the world leaders, not the power of the most popular influencer, but the power of ignorance.
None need the 'success' of accumulation and hoarding of limitless wealth, high-end lifestyle, pleasurable enjoyment, luxurious comfort and higher social status treatment powered by commercialism and capitalism to live life. The world will be free from unnecessary damages and suffering deriving from exploitation and corruption, if more people understand that they can live a simple peaceful happy life with enough basic needs for living for all and everyone, if none is being greedy and selfish and ambitious.
Many people are growing up under such belief, values and practice about achieving such 'success', 'enjoyment' or 'abundance' as the goal or meaning of life. There are many motivational empowerment workshops, talks and advocacy to be empowering people to be inspired and aspiring to achieve such 'success' to get out of the desperate situations that were caused by such empowerment in the first place. They don't see that there's anything damaging or selfish about being inspired and aspiring to achieve such 'success', unlimited 'enjoyment' and 'abundance'. In the end, all and everyone who are sharing this space that doesn't belong to anyone will be suffering under such inspiration and aspiration, regardless of those who are living in abundance or desperation.
Those who are living in abundance think that they can avoid being affected by the consequences of their greedy selfish ambitions, while doing some charity works from time to time, it doesn't. Because the damages coming from exploitation and corruption are constantly happening, regardless of whether there are generous people doing some kind of charity works, or not. If people let go of chasing after 'success', 'enjoyment' and 'abundance', there's no need generosity or charity work in the world, as there won't be such desperation or unnecessary suffering deriving from such inspirational aspiration.
Even many yoga practitioners, yoga lovers and yoga teachers, especially those that are identifying and projecting themselves as 'luxury yogi', 'celebrity yogi', 'modern stylish yogi', 'trendy high-end lifestyle yogi', 'inspirational yoga influencer' who are advertising and promoting a world of luxury lifestyle and pleasurable enjoyment empowering commercialism and capitalism' to be 'influencing' and 'inspiring' others to be aspiring to become like them, are under the influence of such ignorance.
Only through self-awareness, self-reliance, self-control, self-discipline, self-effort, dispassion, renunciation, self-inquiry and self-realization, can one be liberated from all these boundless ignorance and the consequences of ignorance.
Inquire towards the truth of everything.