We Are The Digital Kids

Edelman China, writer, creator of Words of a Generation researching change generations in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India... You can get in touch by emailing me at mooney.amanda (at) gmail.com.


The time has come to extend to every person on the planet the fundamental principle that we hold so dear: that all human beings are created equal. Rather than seeing the world as divided among different civilizations or classes, our collective future rests upon embracing a vision of a single world in which we are all connected. Indeed, maybe this notion of human connection is the most important and complex challenge of our time… But where to start? Like so many young people with skills today, my desire to contribute to changing the world a quarter of a century ago wasn’t matched with a proper game plan. I had no idea how to do it. I was a middle class kid who paid my way through university. Pursuing a nonprofit life seemed like an enormous challenge at the start and I didn’t know anyone at the time who did the kind of work I craved. Almost all of my role models where characters in books or dead. So, I did what I now tell young people to do. I started where I could, where I was given a chance.
A favorite passage from a favorite book and a constant source of inspiration: Jacqueline Novogratz
Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.
Joy Williams  (via awelltraveledwoman)