The capacity of this generation
There are nights where I am up well past 3am, thinking about the future. I’m never concerned about the capacity of this generation to create profound change. We created Facebook. We helped elect a President. I’m concerned about whether all of us as citizen activists can team up to do something even bigger! Can activists worldwide team up and end extreme global poverty? Can we create sweeping education reform in the United States? Can we stop genocide? Can we make going green completely mainstream? Yes we can, but I’m concerned that some people in our generation place so much responsibility on President Obama, Congress, or high-profile CEOs and philanthropists to get the job done. When we step up and learn to value each other’s activism we’ll get so much closer to reaching the big end goals we all desire.
-Sam Vaghar (24)-
Executive Director and Cofounder, Millennium Campus Network