Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism � that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I�m not saying we don�t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.�
You can spend your time getting organized and making things better or you can spend that same time complaining about what other people are doing. It is important to identify the problems but then you have to get to work and do something with that knowledge, not allone but with other people. With whatever means you have available to you. If you are deprived of the means it was not because other people didn't complaint enough, it was their action that created your situation. While you can't be blamed for it those who come after you also can't be blamed for your refusal to work with others. Humanity is organizing it self into one organism, there is no happy ending for cells that refuse or fail to collaborate. A hand full of people robbing the other 7 billion is not a credible story. It could only have happened with their cooperation, it will only continue if everyone accepts it will. What is the point in pointing out a problem if you are not going to act on it? You don't have to mobilize the whole world, a hand full of people close to you is enough, then it is up to them to act or not. If they chose not to and you lack the power to fix their situation you should be the one to purge them from your network, they are dead ends, your effort is being taken for granted. It is sad but their situation has to get worse first. It sadly has to worsen to the point of do, die or the point where functional collective efforts can jump in and fix things.
How can people without education be useful in a world that is all about robots, computers and electronics? If we deny kids that the fruits are gone, we have to watch them suffer while they break things. If people are there to help just for the sake of helping a house doesn't have to cost 1000 Euro. We could build it cheaper, bigger, more efficient or even profitable. Energy doesn't have to cost anything, wind blows for free. Food doesn't have to cost anything, crops grow for free. etc etc.. It costs money because you want it to.