Changemaker’s manifesto

This manifesto was written as a result of a research process where I looked at the future of a rapidly changing world

Who am I to decide the future?

Out of all of us, why should I influence our future fate?

Our world is changing faster and faster.

In a world where Google has replaced most libraries,
and labour markets change rapidly, 
Capacity to change becomes the most valuable commodity.

Whomever creates change the fastest, decides our fate. 

In a world where young people are drugging themselves to perform;
Where democracy is globally in decline;
Where education and other public services are increasingly privatized;
Where the tech industry both creates and exploits our dependency on everyday technologies.

Whomever creates change the fastest, decides our fate. 

But, we also live in a world where young people are yearning for meaning and compassion;
Where the powerless relentlessly raise their voices;
Where our communities, online or offline, are spaces for sharing knowledge and ideas;
Where we have more time to think, and more means to care.

Each of us has a choice. 
We could resist change; 
We could submit to change; 
Or we could create change ourselves.

Actually, each of us has a responsibility. 

Who am I to decide the future? 

I should be! But not alone…

How could I help others, engage with, work towards, and take ownership of their own personal and collective futures?