Ruminating with Bill Drayton about social entrepreneurship and his goal of making "everyone a changemaker."
Thanks, Jon, for introducing me to Bill Drayton and these forward looking ideas.
Dr. King taught us that "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." It crushed the idea that service and change-making was restricted to the elite (enforced by early expectations of their schools, faith communities, and families) and not for the masses. After all, service and change-making is power. And nobody readily shares power. Like Harris Wofford, Bill Drayton believes in "the everyone" factor, and that will save us, if we dare to embrace it in-school and after-school.
Met Drayton many years ago and lost track of his philosophies! But I am much in agreement with his approach and power of Ashoka and the changemaker ideology. No question this is right to support. Thanks jon for interviewing Bill! And thanks bill for your marvelous works.
I recently saw a photo on Twitter of a young woman at a protest rally after the SCOTUS decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. She was holding high a cardboard sign reading "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." If everyone is to be a changemaker, as Bill aspires, this woman's message should be the official slogan.