How does the shown object point to a better world?
This is a mobile phone. Today, most, if not all, of us own a mobile phone. When I first arrived in Africa some 20 years ago, communication with my parents and family members was obviously a challenge. The arrival of mobile phones made communication much easier. The mobile phone points to a better world as it reminds me that I am connected to other fellow human beings. The mobile phone also points to human weaknesses. Often times, people spend more time on their mobile phones while ignoring the presence of others. There has been many examples where people are quickly using their mobile phones to film a fatal car crash, instead of helping those involved in the accident. As such, the mobile phone plays a crucial role in awakening my sense of humanity from time to time.
This is how I imagine a better world:
Throughout my adult life, I have lived in different countries and continents. As a result, I have met people from different cultures and backgrounds. I also engaged with people who have different worldviews and philosophical approaches to how our societies operate. Despite these differences, I have realised that there is always a meeting point, a point that brings us together and connects us to one another. And the point has always been about how we all build and nurture the world we live in for a better future.