“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.
You can be that great generation.
Let your greatness blossom.”
He’s right. The choices previous generations made have put us in a very serious situation with extreme poverty, climate change and food shortage. Yes, choices. These things are not a force of nature. It’s a force of human stupidity. Short term thinking and egoism have led us here. But the good news is that long term thinking and inclusion can solve these challenges. All we need is a great generation. A generation that have the knowledge and capacity to change the world into a better place. Nelson Mandela said this in 2005 as a direct appeal to the young people of the world. It’s our time to step forward and create the world we want to live in.
That’s why I’ve opened the blog Great Generation, which will circle around this issue and give the young people a platform where they can tell their stories, ask questions and raise demands for a better future.
Great Generations main focus will be to publish video interviews with young people, policy makers and experts. It will also show the latest news, have interesting guest bloggers and highlight interesting projects and people.
The blog officially opened on World Youth Day, August 13th 2010.
During the summer I’ve attended two global events, Rework The World in Leksand, Sweden and World Youth Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Two events gathering amazing people from all over the world for thinking and action on our big challenges. One of my committments during these events have been to take photos. And I’ve compiled slideshows from both events.