Thanks Tathra! The problem with fear-based approaches, which dominate modern day media and politics, is that while they might galvanise a few people into action, for the majority of us it breeds cynicism, apathy or hopelessness. And those emotions don’t lead to solutions.

We should be planning for a future in which things get better. The more people start believing we can create a better society, the sooner we can start taking action. Optimism is the best way to create engagement and creativity. And it’s backed up by the facts :)

From Melbourne and Cape Town, with love. Political economist and journalist, and co-founder of futurecrun.ch

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