Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?

In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism.

If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations only magnified and documented in an online medium?

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If You Could Get Back One Moment, What Would It Be?

If there was one moment in your life you could get back.. What would it be?

In this beautiful video, Isolate Productions take to Dublin’s coast to approach people of different ages, nationalities and experiences and ask a simple question. This is an emotionally powerful and philosophically provocative clip which has has a lesson for everyone about life.

Okay You Don’t Like Capitalism But What Do You Really Want?

 

 

In this thought provoking video philosopher Slavoj Žižek says its time to stop protesting against capitalism, take a step back and actually think what you really want as an alternative. What can you do to dismantle the market structure without regressing into a 20th Century communist system of servitude and domination?

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

A Transcript of the video can be found here http://bigthink.com/videos/dont-act-just-think

Why People Don’t Have Great Careers

Economist Larry Smith brazenly and eloquently debunks the excuses people make not persue their dreams & passion.

This is an incredibly honest psychological analysis of the modern being. And offers an important insight into how we can avoid the pitfalls of 21st century life and thrive as creative, fulfilled human beings.

Where is This Post Brexit Apocalypse Anyway?

This may sound painstakingly obvious but here goes:

Britain has not left the EU yet.

Why then are we inundated with reports in various media outlets saying “pound has stabalised post Brexit” or “consumer confidence back to pre-referendum levels” nothing has happened yet! These brash articles might as well be in the Horoscope section.

We should hold off on crystal ball analysis and wait until negotiations begin. No one on earth knows how the hell Britain will mould the conversation to get their cake & eat it – access to the single market while maintaining controls on migration.

And Bookmakers are even predicting there is a 40% chance Britain will still be in the Union by 2020. Elections loom in both France & Holland next year so there’s a possibility the Union could even collapse under the weight of anti-EU sentiment before Britain get their chance to offically walk out the door.

I understand newspapers have to be written everyday but If  I were you, I wouldn’t believe any Brexit predictions until Spring 2017 when a riper image of both Britain and Europe’s future come into fruition.

For a further interesting perspective on disentangling the BREXIT Fact from the Fiction, read here:

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21706442-supporters-greater-independence-hong-kong-gain-foothold-citys-legislature-new