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    YOUTH HAVE UNPRECEDENTED POWER TO CREATE THE WORLD THEY WANT

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    YOUTH HAVE UNPRECEDENTED POWER TO CREATE THE WORLD THEY WANT

    Post  Admin on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:05 pm

    Source: http://shiftinaction.com/discover/articles/shift11/seven_reasons_why_i_remain_an_optimist

    3 YOUTH HAVE UNPRECEDENTED POWER TO CREATE THE WORLD THEY WANT.
    The Internet is one of the largest self-organizing living systems on the planet. Youth today have unprecedented power because the Internet links ever-increasing numbers of them in a worldwide dialogue without political boundaries. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and China both have designed laptops so cheap that young people in schools anywhere will soon be empowered to become global co-dreamers and co-creators of the future they envision. And their record to date is terrific! While their elders prey on them through the same Internet commercially, sexually, and ideologically, they themselves show little interest in racism, warfare, or greed. They are far from fundamentalist in their openness to new ideas.
    Although raised on video games, they are becoming less interested in moving agents about on a screen and more interested in being agents by blogging, making and sharing music and videos, forming organizations such as Youth for Environmental Sanity, the Indigenous and Non- IndigenousYouth Alliance, the World SpiritYouth Council, and countless other alliances for social justice, peace, and environmental issues. The biggest challenge they face is changing the economic system so that no one need show up if a war is called. But because they are so deeply wellinformed on a person-to-person level across cultures, religions, and ideologies, today’s youth are better equipped for the task than any previous generation.

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