On November 20th the world celebrated Universal Childrens Day, a day put aside by the UN to observe the charter and welfare of children around the world. In celebration of this day there were over 100 TEDxYouthDay events across 50 countries around the world.
The aspiration of these TEDxYouthDay events are to inspire, provoke curiosity, empower and to ignite new ideas. Speakers from different walks of life, professions and countries take to the stage and share their deepest passions for 18 minutes to evoke these goals.
Underlying these aspirations is the emphasis on the message that: “Yes you are young. Yes, you are only one person out of 7 billion in this world and yes, you can change this world.” This is the mantra of TEDxYouthDay to the children and youth of the world.
We are living in a vital time where the youth are the innovators, the solution and the future. There is no excuse anymore to sit back and just observe as things go idly by and merely wish to change something but not acting.
It only takes one person out of 7 billion to be the change they want to see in the world no matter how young and how old. One person can change the lives of hundreds of child soldiers (Natalie Warne). One person, to change the way we will begin to live in an innovating and new sustainable direction (James Law). One person, part of a group of hundreds and thousands being the change they want to see.
It is easy to think and easy to say what you would like to see change, but with sustainable and consistent change, passion is crucial. Passion is what allows one person out of 7 billion, to change the world.