- Riley Murray
- Rocklin, CA
- United States
Student Government - ASB Cabinet Member, Woodcreek High School
Where is the next Battleground for Humanity?
We have two options for making the world a better place. Either 1) set up tomorrow for success, or 2) work for success today.
Option 1 would be to focus energies on the (real) education and inspiration of the younger generation- to make them "cultivated do-ers"-, and can be best defended by the idea that there are too many problems in the world for current "natural do-ers" to tackle today.
However, Option 1 runs the risk of coming too late, or it simply not "panning out" as we expect. Option 2 (to simply "do" today) is the path taken by most activists, who, I think we can all agree, serve a VERY important purpose in the world. Option 2 also keeps up momentum for the next generation of "natural do-ers". With this option, there is no guarantee of any increase or decrease in the "natural do-er" population.
The actual question, part 1:
So where do the great men and women of today and the near tomorrow need to go to best "fix" the world? Do we need more do-ers, or more do-er cultivators? Keep in mind that the TED community would be an example of a "do-er cultivator".
The actual question, part 2:
Should these "do-ers" of today and the near tomorrow focus on their countries, and communities, or go out and focus on others?
If it helps, try approaching this question from two angles:
#1 - Which group ("natural do-ers" or "do-er cultivators") is struggling the most?
#2 - Which group ("natural do-ers" or "do-er cultivators") is most beneficial to humanity?