It is normal to harbour a wish to lead a meaningful life which has a beneficial impact on those around us. However grand it might sound, wanting to ‘change the world’ is a proper and mature ambition.
However, by a dispiriting law of inertia, we tend to remain passive, assuming that change cannot take place, or that we are not really the ones to instigate it. This cannot in reality be true; there are simply too many examples of everyday initiative to the contrary.
Much has to do with learning where our own particular passion may lie – and how we might marry it to the needs of the world.
In this symposium in London in the footsteps of Richard Branson, we examine the psychological, cultural and social resistance stories we may encounter as we look to make a change. The class aims to provide inspiration, a healthy dose of realism, and the practical tools to make a realistic difference.