YSF, 2020, 2030, http://aiesec.at/about-aiesec/vision/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/SustainableAIESEC/ etc.
There are a whole lot of (different) great ideas, visions, goals, and events within in AIESEC (Alumni).
The question though remains:
How can we – each of us, that is – implement it, be the change in the world?!
It is nice (and easy) to organize great events, and slogans (every year); but without implementation on an individual base all of it is just a nice idea; in competition with other organisations.
Hunger, poverty, education, etc. – there are other organisations working on these topics; and most of them much more effectively.
So where does this leave AIESEC (Alumni)?
Definitely neither in trying to copy and compete with these other organisations.
Nor in focusing on symptom solutions.
But rather on focusing on the roots, the origins of the challenges of today’s times.
So why is it so difficult for any well-meaning organizations or instituions to inspire people to do something actively? What is it these organisations and institutions have not been able to solve or to do? What is at the core of nowaday‘s problems?
The mission/purpose/meaning/opportunity/chance therefore: to become a creative, inspirational and practical front-thinker, to review the current values systems, to propose and promote new paradigms (i.e. for an ethical way of management and leadership); to define, to actively contribute and to implement ways of a new, sustainable approach of living.
TO CREATE A NEW PRACTICAL WAY OF THINKING AND BEHAVING IN ORDER TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, TO ENSURE PEACE AND THE FULFILLMENT OF HUMANKIND’S POTENTIAL“.
Complex problems require simple solutions (Paul Watzlawick)
Therefore, 1st, by starting in one’s immediate social interactions; i.e. by practicing Umbutu with the people around you. (see the attachment Umbutu if you don’t know what it is about).
And then, to brainstorm in your social group like AIESEC (Alumni) to find the origins of today’s problems; and how to deal with them in practical ways; first and foremost by being an example yourself of this change towards a life based on new paradigms.
To be the change.