Necessity might be the Mother of Invention….. but just for now, COVID-19 is the father. The world is on its collective knees, and yet the rush of global initiative in response to the pandemic is awe-inspiring. Here are a few examples:
* A Canadian 6-year-old decided to reinvent the age-old Lemonade Stand. Instead, he set up a Joke Stand in front of his house.
* A Vietnamese entrepreneur has arranged some rice ATMs to feed homeless people during the pandemic.
* Some Canadian high school students developed a free positive messages phone hotline at 1-877-JOY-4ALL for senior citizens.
* Youth climate activists are writing the curriculum for a socially sustainable economic recovery. The initiative and quality of thought are commendable.