Interview

Mutual Consent

Length: 6 min.
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Youth worker Orland Bishop explains how young people learn about power from adults. In the absence of elders who have cultivated wisdom in their lives and know how to transmit it to younger generations, young people see power abused and either reject it altogether or take it to an extreme. Violence, which Orland calls power without consciousness, is their cultural inheritance. And yet, when based on respect and consideration, human power is magical. Can we imagine if humanity collectively exercised power with love and mutual consent?

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