Social media impact on our youth

The Techrouter project involves 30 youth workers from 9 different countries. They came together in the Netherlands to discuss the impact of social media on our younger generations and how to create a learning mechanism to safeguard them from all the negative aspects (core value: safety and respect). Especially the early teens are vulnerable since they are still in a competitive growing up phase in which they are highly innocent, influenceable and unaware of the impact of their actions on others. In times when they should be building a positive self image the tendency is to be guided by the abundant fakeness of social media. No parental or adult embedding is there to help them because their actions are mostly invisible, they have no reference models and parents are often inexperienced in this world of virtual interactions.

A whole week of creative interaction is making the difference. Here are some photos of the process. The gathering is financed via Erasmus+. The objective is to create something that can be used in the different countries and cultures during several months, gathering feedback and linking with new programs.

Avoidable human dramas

With this powerful image the Greek visual artist Athanasia-Iris Giaxidis shows her repulsion for the atrocities and unnecessary blood shed caused by human political financial corruption, wars and powerplays.

Musical expressionist Chara Palaiologou adds her sounds to this art.

We can only agree and see to what extend our values, sense of responsibility and commitment to quality has been deteriorated over time out of financial greed, political incompetence and manipulative business practices. Wars motivated by religious and financial controls, unreliable real estate, train accidents, millions of refugees, poverty, robbery of valuable resources, killings, etc show us the level of disrespectfulness and decadency that we reached as a human species. This is no leadership, nor sustainable progress for us. This is a crime against humanity and even life on Earth. It is the end of an era of abuse, hierarchies of interests, monstrous story telling, all reflected in an image of blood, pain and death.

Can it be different? Yes, it can! But then we need to stand up, join hands and arms in a peaceful but determining way, and start building on our values together, our quality of life, or respectfulness for life in general and each of us specifically.

The transformation of our human systems into a flat worldwide network of participation, one global nation

We are living an historical era of transformation of human systems. A single global human nation is emerging that is not based on political financial hierarchies of interests but shared responsibilities for sustainable human wellness and progress. I called this system “a sustainocracy” (sustainable human progress and a real time democracy).

When a few thousand years ago someone started to claim ownership over common resources such as land, a well, a river passage, etc, he or she began to ask for favors (taxes) from others that wanted to make use of these resources. A hierarchy of power and dependence was born that could be used and misused for the benefit of those who started to refer to themselves as “the elite”. Gradually this became the basis of a global human system of individual interests that developed into political, religious and financial hierarchies that use and abuse humankind and our planet for their self interest. Humankind reacted through uprise demanding human rights that further developed the dependence and layers of power. Meanwhile our planet was depleted of resources, polluted and destroyed of its living essentials. Today we realize that it is this human system of use and abuse is dangerous, obsolete and artificially upholding itself through manipulation, wars, suppression and crime at the expense of huge human suffering.

Participation society

Digitalization has brought us a technologically based human network based on equality and shared benefits, a new ecosystem in interhuman relationships. People are gradually engaging directly with the laws of nature (the true significance of eco-nomy) and the meaning of universal ethics and morality. The elites are pushed aside and can be potentially criminalized for their abuse, or challenged to start contributing via authentic expertise. Related institutions that had an elitaire status, are forced to abandon their hegemony and present themselves with authentic expertise at the service of humankind and our planetary wellness. The “masses” cluster themselves around real time democracies based on the shared responsibility for the core essential values for human wellness and sustainable progress. A network of such clusters becomes a new human reality that abandons the competitive political arena of interests and engages in the participation society of shared responsibilities and wellness.

Gradually the global welfare differences are abolished through shared support and regional development by applying all the technological and academic know how accumulated over time. Global interaction between human clusters is based on authenticity, respect, equality and sharing our responsibilities expressed through the core natural and human values. All people are valued equally and respected for their contribution to the common good. Those who try to misuse, harm or abuse this open space are punished by a newly established commons and behavioral guidance. Leadership is performed by the core natural human values and anyone can deploy activities and cluster human participation for the benefit of all. Education develops around the column of personal values, helping individuals to reach levels of energetic resonance based on their own authenticity, equality, respect, trustworthiness and 4 x WIN engagement.

Digital horizontal global community of all citizens together without hierarchies

Indigenous people in different parts of the world have already united in their own digital nations. Recognizing and valuing the diversity of human cultures is essential to develop clusters in our global human network based on authenticity and equality. We can cluster around regional regenerative food self sufficiency and fulfillment of our basic needs. We can cluster around certain specializations, services or activities for the benefit of humankind. We can also cluster around prioritized activities that are needed to recover of develop our core human values. The clustering is dynamic, based on sharing the values that are created and developing wellness based on engagement, creativity and adaptiveness. Clusters should be inclusive, never exclusive, values driven and sharing.