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Tuesday, 1 May 2012
In the Hands of Canadian Youth, the Future Looks Good
‘The Younger, The Wiser’
by Avi Benlolo in the Huffington Post
Young people really do know it all. They are optimistic, enthusiastic and passionate about making the world a better place.
Their reflections were magical at the first annual Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's Speakers Idol. My Co-judges, Sarah Taylor of MuchMusic and Rick Campenelli of ET Canada, were overtaken with enthusiasm by the honesty, conviction and the remarkable world view of the 17 finalists who competed to be FSWC's Speaker Idol of the year.
To make the world a better place, many of the students believed one needs to start with oneself. They recalled the age-old wisdom that the central pillar of transformation is self-awareness. Ghandi's famous assertion to be the change you want to see in others was invoked time and again.