How to create a culture of global awareness on a college campus
It's a complicated process getting people to feel empathetic towards the perceptions of their brothers and sisters around the world. The labors of leaving one's own perceptual comfort zone are too arduous for the average college student to undertake. It has to start with global self-awareness. For an individual to become interested in and engaged with the global community, they must at some point wonder where they fit in to it all. After all, is it not true that everything in our present society, from its all-powerful economy to its collective knowledge database, can be expressed as the sum of all of the ideas and actions of individuals who lived before us?
I propose a service which enables individuals to access the global community, starting with what is pertinent to them; call it MyTribe. More than just a pedigree service, this student-run database will connect people to cultures, and will teach them about the places and times in which they could have just as easily been born.