March 2nd, 2017
By Will Stanton
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Take a step back for a minute and look at the state humanity is in…
80% of the world’s population live below the poverty line. Homeless people line the streets everywhere you go. One fifth of the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, has been cut down to make way for industrial farming, and is continuing to be destroyed. War is rife in the Middle East with over 5 million refugees desperately seeking (or having sought) asylum in other countries. The United States and its allies continue greasing the palms of the oil, coal, and coal seam gas industries, even though the world is crying out for renewable energy solutions to be rolled out globally. After one of the biggest nuclear disasters in history in Fukushima, Japan, that continues to put the rest of the world at risk of nuclear contamination, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, decided that instead of pulling out of nuclear energy production, he would continue to invest in the nuclear energy program. The education system still continues to churn out obedient workers and stifle the creative instincts of our children. Our so-called ‘world leaders’ insist they’re bent on change, yet continue to value the needs of the economy over the needs of humanity and the needs of our dying planet.
Something has to change. We can’t sit back and watch the world burn. We need a revolution…
I’m not talking about any kind of revolution we’ve had before. History has recorded hundreds of revolutions and almost all of them have ended in violence and bloodshed. The time for violent revolution is over. We don’t want any kind of destructive revolution, nor do we need one. We need a constructive revolution — a revolution of pure creation.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
Imagine a world where we create our way out of the mess we’re in. Instead of overthrowing governments, we build new models, new networks, new systems, that leave the old ways to rot and decay.
Don’t like our homeless crisis? Build food-sharing networks for those who struggle to feed themselves.
Don’t like big corporations drilling for oil in the arctic? Invent new energy solutions so people stop filling their cars with petroleum.
Don’t like the scale of deforestation that’s taking place around the world? Turn cemeteries into forests.
Creativity is the stuff progress is made of, and all humans are born creators. There is no limit to what we can create, and yes, we can create our way to a new paradigm – one where everyone has an opportunity to be who they are, and the oppressors no longer hold the people to ransom.
So I implore you, put your creative hat on, and start trailblazing new pathways to a future where our current world problems no longer hold us back from human progress.
What are you waiting for?
Let’s get creating!
About the author:
Will Stanton is an activist, writer and teacher who is trying to change the education system worldwide. He has created a new education model called the Six Dimension Model which aims to empower children and help them become who they are (sixdimensionmodel.org). Will is the author of Education Revolution, which dissects the problems in our current education paradigm and outlines steps to reach a new paradigm. You can grab a copy of the book in Kindle and paperback editions here.
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