A crash course in changing the world.
I've decided to pick Antezana Perez, Juan Carlos as my personal hero, mostly because he has dedicated himself to the preservation and conservation of the natural ecosystem and the protection of mother Earth's most vulnerable children, the animals.
Especially the part with the wildlife has a great importance to me for i feel myself attracted to all forms of animal life and i cannot bear to witness the suffering of helpless beings caused by human ignorance and cruelty.
One example of human cruelty was the nearly extermination of wolves in europe in the last two centuries.
But what reason had the people to hunt and slay them.
Perhaps the humans reacted out of fear or simply through a lack of knowledge about the true nature of the wolves. I believe, mankind tend to forget that wolves are the ancestors of the man's best friend and were indispensible, not only for the hunt but also as close companions, for thousands of years.
Recently i saw a doc**entary about trophy hunters. One of the hunters was asked what reason he had to kill defenseless animals. For sports he said, to prove his manhood and what a great hunter he is. Yeah, i thought, sitting in a well armored jeep, shooting with a large caliber gun at lions and other big game from a safe distance does prove his manhood indeed. Instead of a gun he should have taken a knife and tried his luck, at least that would prove his courage, but i hardly believe he would have the balls to do it.
However, back to the topic.
In order to move things forward one needs support.
For this reason Juan Carlos organized the first national Bolivian youth movement, Inti Wara Yasi (Sun, Star, Moon), to convice the people of the necessity to make a difference in their country, for he believes that only well informed and engaged youths can successfully persuade their society to take better care of life in all its forms and safeguard opportunities for future generations in their country.
The youths movement proved to be quite a success and about 2,000 fifteen-to twenty-year-olds from five of Bolivia's nine regions have joined.
Although Inti Wara Yasi has targeted its promotional efforts mostly at low-income youth, children from all different backgrounds and socio-economic cla**** are joining the movement-even the Bolivian President's teenaged granddaughter, who saw them on television.
With his engagement, Juan Carlos helps not only the nature but he also gives the young people the opportunity to do something meaningful, instead of spending their free time watching television or getting involved with drugs or violence.