Just as Internet fandom doesn’t necessarily reap box office earnings, Internet leaks don’t always translate into real world political change. For all its disclosures, a politically apathetic public greeted WikiLeaks. Real change takes more than freedom of information, it requires people’s willingness and ability to act upon it online and off as well.
If there’s one thing I love and hate about biology, it’s that it is so very complicated. One of the things that makes it so complicated is sex. In this case, I’m thinking of the fact that sex likely evolved because, sometimes, it’s better when things are complicated.
Having engineers and scientists act as politicians would encourage people with less political ambition to participate in legislation, and it would encourage better technical legislation. Politics should be viewed as a public service rather than a profession.
Regardless of what matters to us, our job placements are not aligning with our stated priorities. Why is there such a drastic disconnect between millennials who want to create positive impact in their careers and the organizations that severely need their talent to successfully create change?