THINK BEYOND NOW
Our theme is “Think beyond the now”, it means to become forward-thinking and look after what we are borrowing from future generations. The future is unpredictable in the 21st century, we can’t see the future, but we can think about the future. Many of the greatest inventions still have utility today because those inventors thought beyond the now. Economists try to design a lot of models because they want to think beyond the now. Education is ubiquitous because people need it to think beyond the now. Environmentalists are becoming anxious because if we don’t think beyond the now, it will be us who have to live with the consequences of what we do or refrain from doing today. Thinking beyond the now may be the last bulwark against many global problems. Jeremiah is a Hebrew major prophet who foresaw the fall of Assyria while everybody took a sceptical attitude. He did think beyond the now, but he failed to convince others to believe him. Thinking beyond the now isn’t only about inward thinking. To make it meaningful, we have to spread the voices and persuade others. In this event, we don’t simply think, but to talk, to share, to inspire and ultimately to change.