Collectively we all hope for a better world, but systems and deeply entrenched interests tend to prevail. Cultural change is about changing minds, but even more importantly, it’s about changing hearts and igniting the fire for change within us. We are, quite simply, the guardians of the future.
Anthropology of the Future
Dr. Lisa Galarneau
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Thank you for saying this, Dr. Lisa, couldn’t agree more.

In my early twenties I gave up on a religion I had thrown myself into from an early age. I had taken this religion seriously and I was generally at church 5 or 6 times a week, involved in all kinds of activities. So the decision to walk away was an incredibly difficult one. I worried about what others would say, whether God would strike me down and whether I’d end up spending eternity in hell. Obviously none of those things happened, but the fear and doubt was real for many years.

In my experience, moving on from the “cultural systems and entrenched interests” you mention is just as difficult as giving up on religion, and the vast majority of change-makers don’t recognise or acknowledge this. I wish there were an easier way…

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