A crash course in changing the world.
Of the Evoke powers, Resourcefulness is the most meaningful and significant to me. With resourcefulness you can use what you have to create solutions that work, both in function and feasibility. You can turn bicycles, cellphones, and scrap metal into windmills, pumps, pipes, bellows, infrastructure, lights, and so much more.
I blogged about my two favorite examples of this in my ACT1 post, both the bicycle bellows and the cement-bag bellows. These appeal to me partly because of the ingenuity and partly because of the connection to metalworking and blacksmithing.
Another very famous example of this is William Kamkwamba's Windmill. He used a little bit of knowledge and the resources around him, largely sticks, scrap metal, and bicycles, to help power his home and his community, changing his life and the life of his family forever.
I think that resourcefulness is an essential skill, and should be taught. Who knows, a little resourcefulness could change your life forever..