The equal participation in the society has been a movement itself from the past few years. With globalization not only changes came in economics, but also in social dynamics that let us be closer and communicate frequently with people of other places of the globe.
Once in the classroom, a professor said that in this era we have more information but not necessary more education. In that context, some good questions to realize if in this communicating revolution there’s more participation, would be: Are we solving more problems? Are we more interested in constructive actions for the society?
We have been classifying population sectors based in the roles and grade of participation. We call them “government”, “activists”, “companies” and, now, “social entrepreneurs”. The last ones may be because we need more actors in the scene due to the pre-created concepts “have not been enough for the solutions”. Probably one of the major challenges that this new sector has to face is the fact of not becoming another sector; to really bring an air of positive, constructive and creative change.
Now the social entrepreneurs have the challenge of an holistic vision in which all the components have an important participation for the better. We will have to understand that beginning a social enterprise is not that easy just because of the tools for measure or methodology for the statement of need; it is more about actions and reactions, the real social impact and the structural change.
Unfortunately, this sector’s division brings the idea of “good guys” and “bad ones”, “protagonist” and “antagonist” who do not coexist peacefully in the same arena. But the world stays the same and the people and their needs with actions must be changed. What if we exist because we need each other and we need because we exist?