We are in interesting times with the rise of identity politics, of nation-state versus super state, of division versus harmony…
But amongst all the turmoil and the heat that is shedding little light; for my part, I have had word back that I can now declare myself as a proud E Citizen, and can soon collect my documents.
My jurisdiction Estonia, the home of e-government gives me a sense of being a citizen of the world. I am no longer an Athenian nor a Greek (I never was, I was Northern Irish / Irish / British) but now I can espouse in the words of the great philosopher that “I am a citizen of the world.”
That said what does it mean to be a citizen of the world today when compared to 400BC?
Does that mean I am in favor of globalization?
Does that mean that I want a global monoculture to take hold that means each place is the same?
The answer is a resounding no!
I love the world at large and hope to make a global impact, but see that that impact is one place and one step at a time.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
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