We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.
John F. Kennedy (politician and journalist)
We don´t want to fly to the moon, we want to build a new model and ignite systemic change.
To ignite systemic change is a monumental challenge comparable to the challenge to fly to the moon and like the decision to fly to the moon, the decision to initiate systemic change is a challenge that we are willing to accept and unwilling to postpone.
SELBST initiates change by building a community of people willing to support our vision and purpose. First, SELBST strengthens the individual, then the community and thus society.
We appeal to everyone, but in the coming decades it is above all generation Y and Z that sets the course for a future in which we and our children will live tomorrow.
If we continue as before, generation Y and Z will at the end of their lives have the feeling to stand powerless against the circumstances. When that happens humanity will be in bad shape indeed.
We need a new model, now. We need systemic change, now.
Because we can´t go on like this. The old model never worked well and it is on the brink of collapse. We can see the signs in politics, in environmental issues, and in our personal life (stress, lack of purpose, angst, desillusionment, ect.)
Moreover, the scope of the decisions to be made is many times greater than in the past.
The power that man has acquired through technical and scientific progress (anthropocene), and which is likely to increase in the coming decades, goes hand in hand with enormous responsibility for one’s own future and the future of all living beings.
Just as John F. Kennedy decided to fly to the moon within a decade in the 1960s, we decide now to bring about systemic change in the coming decade (by 2030), not because it is easy, but because it is hard, and absolutly necessary.
Defeating hunger and poverty and turning the earth into a more philanthropic, more liveable place for all living beings can become a reality through the decision to develop a new model and initiate systemic change.
We are not alone.
In 2015, the UN adopted the Global Goals also known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to get rid of poverty and hunger by 2030.
The SELBST community supports the Global Goals and makes it it´s priority to work on a new model that includes and supports the 17 goals.
The goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a separate list of targets to achieve. Achieving all 169 targets would signal accomplishing all 17 goals.