He said the 21st-Century generation, those 5 to 30, needs more knowledge, a vision, determination, will power to make the 21st Century one of compassion. He acknowledged that this new generation would have to solve the problems created by the 20th-Century generation.
The Dalai Lama promoted empowerment of the individual, encouraging individuals to step forward to alter attitudes necessary for a compassionate world. “Change begins with the individual. Not governments. Not religious leaders. Not the United Nations.”