There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging.
In college, I was always disappointed by lectures that covered social problems but failed to identify what I could do to change them. Part of the problem was that many professors simply didn't believe they had a role in converting awareness to action.
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|Birth:||16th June, 1980|
Ben Rattray is an American businessman. He is the founder and CEO of the online petition website Change.org, which he founded in 2007. Rattray was included in the 2012 Time 100 list of the world's most influential people, listed as one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders of 2012, and given the Commonwealth Club of California's 21st Century Visionary Award in 2014. Rattray attended Stanford University during the technology boom of the early 2000s, studying political science and economics. He later attended the London School of Economics. Rattray launched Change.org from his house in 2007. The goal of Change.org, according to Rattray, is to "change the balance of power between individuals and large organizations."
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