The 2020s will be a pivotal decade: we all have a responsibility to believe it can be positive for humanity


We have now entered the very-long-awaited year of 2020, and an entirely new decade.

I truly think that everything we have experienced so far has just been prelude to the craziness of the 2020s. This will be an absolutely pivotal decade in human history, as we almost literally choose who we become and what direction we go as the human race.

As I know you are, I am totally flummoxed by the blindness, greed and ugliness in the world today. And I don’t know what to do about it.

Yet a fundamental and essential starting point is believing that it is possible for us to create a better tomorrow. To see that there are compelling, attractive, glorious possible futures for us, as individuals and as a society.

It is so easy today to be negative, pessimistic, even despairing. But that will not get us anywhere good.

We all have a responsibility to believe that there is a way – maybe even many ways! – to a better future, one that is more prosperous for each and all of us, and to act on that belief, to make that future more likely to happen.

So welcome to the most extraordinary decade in human history.

For all of us, our attitudes to the year and decade ahead will shape not just our future, but our collective future.

Let’s make it amazing.