It's about you…
The world changes all the time – sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But real transformation is something different. In the words of Mark Twain, it's the difference between a lightning bug and lightning. Politicians can't do it. Business people can't do it. All the experts out there can't do it. Only YOU can do it. That's how big transformational change happens –
always has, always will.
YOU 177 challenges you to transform the world, to create a powerful living legacy. It's the power of your life in the context of the world around you, this moment in history, and hope for the future.
YOU speaks to individual potential, responsibility, and action. It also stands for young and old united, the power of generations coming together. We can take advantage of this opportunity in history when there are more older people than ever before (by 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be over 65 years of age, and globally 1 in 5 people will be over 60 years) – and when as many as 70% of Boomers say they want to create a positive legacy. What if… we can bring youth and elders together in a way that transforms the world? And what if YOU are part of making that happen?
1 world, one precious planet we share and for which we must care, for present and future generations.
7 generations. As people live longer than ever before, you can now personally connect across seven or more generations: your own generation, three generations before you (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents), and three generations after you (children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren).
7 billion people, the world population, each person with their own dreams and power to create a positive legacy, their own unique gift, to the world and to future generations.
YOU 177 is a big-picture global initiative unlike any other. Based on more than a decade of real-world research, the Legacy Project is nurturing it, with the help of collaborative partners around the globe. But it depends solely on you. It challenges you to connect across generations – an untapped, living time resource – to dream bigger, more effective ideas, opportunities, and solutions in all areas of our world.
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