When youth speak of making a difference in the world, we like to call it idealism. Yet idealism, by definition, relies on a consensus of reality. To be ideal, after all, is to think beyond reality. So what if we could change the perception of reality? What would happen to idealism? What if young people could actually learn about the world? What if they could learn what it really takes to make a small change in the global community? What if, at a young age, their reality was working with NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa to eradicate a painful disease or working with a school to increase enrollment through a feeding program? If this was reality, then what would happen to idealism? What would we say, then, when one of these young people said to us, "I want to change the world"?
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