Children and teenagers in the 21st century live on the leading edge of the greatest transformation the world has ever known--more powerful and more significant than the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution combined. Half of them are connected to the internet, but it’s not just connectivity that’s driving progress. Global improvements in health, prosperity, social justice, literacy, and learning are enabling a massive shift toward personal responsibility and individual decision-making. The world’s current struggles with public health, climate change, education, and economic stability are accelerating and amplifying the transformation.
This blog contains ideas from a book-in-progress called Our Whole World in Their Hands. Often, I use this material, and the title, for speeches and other projects, too.