but with a conscious mindfulness of their strengths and weaknesses.
More than half of the world's population is now on a social networks, and it's increasing everyday
The Internet, then, is great for spreading awareness and it can be quite powerful in terms of its impact as well. Where it lacks, though, is the third element -- transformation.
FaceBook's organizing principle is to retain the online attention of its users and monetize it by displaying ads
What transformation does is shift the pattern of addiction altogether; changing the habits of your heart was the true genius of these social change giants.
If we are to have sustainable revolutions that last for generations, our modern day technologies have to be designed for this element of inner transformation.
Each of those legendary service heroes started with changing themselves at the root level, and despite leading vast revolutions, always kept that front and center.
When organized, such inner-transformation driven designs work at the intersection of three big circles: outer change, systemic change and personal change.
Giftivism: the practice of radically generous acts that change the world. It works by transforming the heart of the change maker, even more than the impact on its external beneficiaries. A key metric of giftivism is that it works to uplift the 100%. It has no enemies. It is unconditionally kind to everyone.
Why change/impact is so hard... it must begin or move to the inner self. Passion-driven action... no tools, policies, initiatives, services,... are ever enough if we don't address the deep-seated ideas and behaviors that need to change.
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