This ecosystem of change, however, cannot be self sustained without equipping the next generation of social innovators with the skills and tools they will need to enable change in their communities, and to keep up with a fast-moving world. This is where Drayton trusts in the power of one definitive human skill: cognitive empathy.
Empathy is the little-known giant effecting systems change and framework change (in other words, introducing people to new models of understanding the world).
“If you aren’t given the tools of applied empathy as a young child, we shouldn’t be blaming you—we should be blaming us,” Drayton said. “We have to have a revolution so that all young people grasp empathy and practice it. This is the most fundamental revolution that we have to get through.”