For years I conducted a class entitled "When does a really Bad Idea become a Good One?" You know, that moment when the really Bad Idea all of a sudden becomes a Good idea. Examples are just about every trespass you can think of including scooping up Americans of Japanese descent, the Holocaust, slavery, murder etc. etc. etc.
Now we have three kids who took action when their very Bad Idea become a really Good idea. There were lots of other choices available but they acted on what they must have determined was a really Good Idea.
After all these years of my various involvements I am more certain than ever that some, if not all, of the solutions are in how we educate kids. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you the gymnastics. My book "Trust Kids" lays it out as only kids can do. http://tinyurl.com/ojycvuy