I recently had the honor of attending a program featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama (HHDL) at MIT’s Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. The conversations focused on Change-Makers for a Better World, including 2 panels: Global Systems 3.0: Equitable Solutions for a Changing World with: Deborah Ancona (DA), John Sterman (JS), Rebecca Henderson (RH), Marshall Ganz (MG), and SPARK: Youth… with the stunning Noa Machover, Vivienne Harr, and Jacarrea Garraway.
There was a (slim) chance i would scribe the session. Thank the HEAVENS it did not come to pass (due to safety, set up, and someone else’s great wisdom.) Once the session started, it became clear the stakes and acoustics would have seriously thrown me for a loop.
Here are notes, though – a scrawled, unglamorous record – in the scratch, some nuggets, highlighted in gold. Main take away? Youth has got it going on!
HHDL: “The past cannot change. The future can change, and change now…. Your generation must create a better world, a more compassionate world… The last century was a century of violence. This century should be the century of peace.”