The population undergoing drastic change is a population of misfits, and misfits live and breathe in an atmosphere of passion and imbalance, explosive and hungry for action. Eric Hoffer in The Ordeal of Change
This is evident in the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong, where people took to the street for pro-democracy protests against the government’s decision in limiting election choice. It is also visible in the March Australia protests against government budget measures and ‘entitlement’ reforms. And it is visible in the attendance of over 100 head of state at the climate change summit and the 2000 climate change marches planned globally. Climate change is now considered the biggest threat to the world even above terrorism. In this example many leaders see the light, the Australian Government does not. It seems that we spend disproportionally for the latter. And policies are developed that dismantle anything that might lead to renewable and more sustainable energy. These policies are increasing uncertainty for those who have made or are willing to make big investments in this area, but also uncertainty for the future of all people living in Australia and on earth.
Answers are found in history. We call the 1920s or the 1950s the good old times. If they were so good why did we move on? When looking back at today to the 1960s the protests were for the good of today (I hope at least women think so). So the change goes on. Many thought leaders consider this time one of the biggest transformation periods ever. Deepak Chopra states the destination of this transformation very eloquently:
New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.