From his childhood years, Jan Rotmans has been driven by the idea of a more just world for all. As a boy he was not dreaming of becoming a fireman or a policeman – he hungered for knowledge and wanted to become a professor devoted to making the world a better place. We are all entitled, after all, to live on a planet attuned to fairness and equality.
A champion of change can motivate others
to take the right turn towards a new path.
THOSE WHO WANT GENUINE CHANGE FIRST HAVE TO COME TO A STANDSTILL
Jan Rotmans was himself forced to come to a standstill after a serious bicycling accident. During his lengthy recovery, he got to a turning point and became aware of the urgency of moving beyond mere study of the social transition through efforts aimed at accelerating it.
This called for a personal transition in Jan. Instead of antagonizing people as activist, you need to touch their heart – and persuade them to change along with you towards larger goals.
I SIDE WITH SOCIETY AS AN EVER CHANGING ENTITY
As a thoughtful individual you cannot accept that other people are indifferently letting the world fall apart. We are not here to exterminate each other. I see it as a moral duty to put all the talents I have at the service of society. Rather than ignoring change as an external force, you want to embrace it and channel it into the right direction!