The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. -Psalm 46:6

what’s in it for me

Posted: July 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on what’s in it for me

A blog entry over at The Center for Future Civic Media speaks to the phenomenon of token activism in the online environment and offers these thoughts from Matthew Zachary, founder and CEO of I’m Too Young for This!, an online community and non-profit for young adult cancer survivors:

The youth culture is an overly skeptical and narcissistic population. I should know, I am one of them. We are much more socially conscious but much less likely to contribute unless there’s a ‘what’s in it for me’ clause. Volunteerism is much lower than in previous generations.

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