Changing Ourselves to Change the World

We are not doomed to Repeat the Past, and Neither is the World.

Psychologists often say that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. We all see the truth of this maxim: we do what we know–or do we? Is it possible that we know many ways to react? Do many of us feel as if we have no choice but to fatalistically repeat the past? Fatalism, as an attitude, forces us to repeat what we think and do. But, what if we could break free of fatalism? Can we change the world by first changing ourselves?

Through our struggles and successes, our children learn to welcome the challenges of an ever changing world. We show our children that the problems facing our world can be managed through innovation and empowerment. Our gift to our little ones is the belief that they can handle whatever may come. Instead of “Yes we can,” we can help them to live by the motto “Of course we can.”


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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