how millennials will change the world with impact mindfulness…
A lot has happened since I published the Revolutionary Misfit Manifesto and launched the blog some 3 years ago. The earth has gotten hotter. The banks have gotten bigger. The rich have gotten richer, while the poor have grown poorer. The system has become more corrupt. The crazies have become even crazier. People are still, by and large, putting their self-interest over their impact. They’re still primarily thinking in terms of the small us. They’re still wearing those god-awful impact blinders.
In light of all these events, I decided it was time for this revision of the manifesto, entitled The Impact Revolution. I still firmly believe in the principles of impact mindfulness first espoused. And I am enthusiastic to find such advocates as Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders. They may not couch things in the same phraseology as you will read in these pages, but their message is similar nonetheless.
And what is that message? It’s the message of impact mindfulness…of putting impact over interest, of thinking in terms of the Big US, and of removing the impact blinders that prevent us from noticing those universal calls to greater life impacts.
I wrote The Impact Revolution as a revision of my manifesto, both to commend the progress of progressive millennials and to encourage and inspire them to continue on with the fight. The movement that began with Occupy Wall Street and that has found momentum with the Sanders’ campaign transcends the political.
This is not about power. It’s about what’s best for people and planet. I hope the words on these pages encourage my fellow misfits to stay in the fight.