This is quite possibly the most important video I have cut together to date. Not because I shot it. In fact, I’ve taken liberally from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s HOME, BBC’s Journey of Man, and Ronald Wright’s Short History of Progress.
It’s important not because the ideas are original. They are drawn from Leadership Calgary and from the work of the Action Studies Institute.
It’s important because it’s a vivid reminder to me every day that I am part of the human race whose history is my history, and whose journey is also my adventure.
I use to think my history was tied to who my grandparents were or where I was born. As it turns out, that is only a tiny part of my ancestry.
I used to just assume I was a global citizen perhaps because I’m part of that “new generation”. In reality, scientifically, historically, pragmatically we must learn to become global citizens.
And so this video is in a way an introduction to the human race and the situation we find ourselves in and the need to move forward.