sonder n. The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness — an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
In a life where we are a enthralled by a small brick that lives next to your bed, in your pocket, and next to your ear, we still as a society struggle to tell stories and use our empathy to connect with others. The cities speed up & and the towns slow down but every inch of this planet has been touched by human kind.
Friends I have in the small towns have stories just as exciting and grandiose as the billionaires attending the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland and better passion to match it. How can we as a society bring forward the populations who are passionate, caring, and empathetic — and minimize fyre fest syndrome of being addicted to likes on instagram?
INTRODUCING FUTURE VISION
I would now like to introduce my piece of the solution — Future Vision. It is a platform that will start as a Medium Publication but hopefully will grow into a larger protocol. We begin with stories, we begin by adding a microphone that anyone can take a hold of. We start by coming to terms with:
each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness — an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground
and we create vivid & complex epics that tell a story others would not hear.
By beginning with a microphone, we can showcase those who are passionate & empathetic future world leaders & global citizens. The time for one ruler and one person in power is over — we live in a time where we must become a collaborative power to attempt to overcome challenges we face as a global society. Its no longer about one country vs. another, but rather a time and a place for global citizens to take the lead and bring the human race to an entirely new level of being. It starts with you. It starts with me. By bringing your passion to a worldwide audience you can change the world and become a thought leader in in your specialty, but you must start by writing & sharing.
So today I implore you, I ask you with all my being. Be the start of something great, showcase your passion to the world, and help me bring this world together, one story at a time, one person at a time, and lets create a microphone for the next generation of world leaders and global citizens.
As of writing this article, Future Vision has been live for just over a week. In that time we have published over 100 stories and generated 10’s of thousands of minutes read. I hope to see you as a part of our publication in near future!