The social unrest that began in 2011 caught on like a global brushfire, demanding equality, social justice, just distribution of income, and in some cases, democracy.
Why does 1% of the world population own 40% of the wealth? Why are education systems throughout the world producing unhappy and uneducated children? Why is there hunger? Why are costs of living rising when there is enough production of every staple to provide for everyone, with a surplus left over? Why are there still some countries where human dignity and social justice are nonexistent? And most of all, when and how will these wrongs be made right?
In 2011, these questions touched the hearts of hundreds of millions the world over, and people took to the streets. The cry for social justice has become a demand around which all can unite, regardless of race, religion, sex, or color, because we all long for a society where we can feel safe, trust our neighbors and our friends, and guarantee the future of our children. In such a society, all will care for all, and mutual guarantee—where all are guarantors of each other’s well-being—will thrive.
But how can we achieve mutual guarantee? How do citizens become confident and secure, knowing that if they fall tomorrow, there will be someone to look after them?
The search for the answers to these complicated, worthwhile questions led to the decision to write this book. Yes, despite all the challenges, we believe that change is possible and that we can find a way to implement it. And precisely because of it, the book you are holding in your hands is a positive, optimistic one.
We now have a unique opportunity to achieve global transformation in a peaceful and pleasant manner, and this book tries to help us pave the way toward that goal.