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{ // input sgFq4ty8wSI
  "content": "Here you can see a Brazilian baby. Cute, huh? And he isn't just a baby. It's a baby citizen. Once we are born, voila! Magically, we are already citizens, right? Partially right, at least for me. Yes, we do have rights, duties,\nwe belong to a nation. When growing up, we are probably\ngoing to pay taxes and to vote. And all these are well-known\ncharacteristics for good citizens. And indeed they are relevant,\nthey are true. But thinking just this way, we are reducing a beautiful\nconcept of citizenship. Because citizenship is way more than that, and I’ll explain why soon. By the way, I am this baby. (Laughter) I mean, I was. And I was smiling in this picture\nbecause mommy told me that I would be a great citizen one day. (Laughter) And I would do a TED Talk\nto share my ideas. (Laughter) But unfortunately, this is not true. My mom never told me that. How could she? No one prepared her to be a citizen. Then she wouldn't know\nwhat is to be a great one, right? People in my country are mostly\nindividuals rather than citizens, like my mom and myself in the past. And that's the point here. The unpreparedness for citizenship is the most democratic behavior\namong us Brazilians. It doesn't matter where you came from,\nyour gender, your age, your professional background,\nor any other thing. The probability that you are a prepared\ncitizen is really low. And for the context, I am 30 years old and our constitution is just 35. So it's really new, right? We are still figuring out\nhow to be a democracy. You probably already got my point here. We are not baby citizens,\nno one is born as a citizen. We are just individuals. And citizenship is something that we might conquer\nthrough life experiences. Citizenship requires effort. We need to acquire knowledge. We need to pass through real life\nexperiences where we put our hands on. And maybe we can be called\na citizen one day. And that's my idea worth spreading here. The only takeaway I want you\nto bring back home is the reflection about you being\na citizen or just an individual. And for those who think\nthat can strengthen your journey to be a better citizen\nor to start being a citizen, I have here the citizen metamorphosis\nprocess to share with you. It's just four ingredients,\nit's really basic stuff. You're going to see that there is\nnothing mind-blowing there. What is mind-blowing in my ingredients is that we are just\nnot putting them in practice, and I don't know why. They are simple, fun and necessary. But before entering the citizen\nmetamorphosis process, I need to align with you\nthree assumptions. Citizenship for Gabriel in my conception\nis about solving public problems. So if you're not going toward solving\nthings that are bothering you in society, if you're not choosing a problem\nthat resonates with your heart and with your mind\nand really try to solve it, you are not a citizen for me. Secondly, the state is not a hero. We rely and we expect a lot of things, that someone is going\nto solve our problems, especially the state, in some countries. And the state, of course, is important,\nbut it’s just one actor. We need to unite all sectors\nto solve public problems together. And finally, we are a complex society. We can see wicked problems\neverywhere, every day. Just take a look\nat the UN agenda for 2030. Maybe we are just copy and pasting\nthe SDGs and trying again because we are failing a lot. So we need to solve\npublic problems together. That's about being a citizen. So now I have my ingredients\nhere to share with you. It's just four. Nothing mind-blowing there. Remember, basic stuff. In Brazil, we like to call basic stuff\nas the rice and the beans. It’s a delicious dish that we eat a lot. So we need to look forward\nfor the rice and the beans to do something as citizens. First, political knowledge. We are raised listening to bad things\nabout politics, right? It's something that is corrupted,\nit's boring, it's difficult to understand, so we must avoid it. That's wrong. Politics is beautiful, and it's a beauty tool for transformation. But we need to understand how to use it. And when you dive into this concept, you need to acquire the basic knowledge\nto understand your country, how your country is organized, which institutions are there, what they do, what are the political parties, the ideologies, why you're paying taxes, where your money is going. All these basic answers\nyou must have to be a citizen. If you don't have it,\nyou need to look forward for it. Especially in a world of misinformation,\nthis gets quite important. So political knowledge\nas the first ingredient. The second one is plural dialogue. It's really comfortable to talk\nabout people we love and we agree with. And finding divergency, people that will make us feel\nuncomfortable somehow is just making us grow. Going outside the bubbles,\nthe echo chambers and all this. It’s important, and I promise you,\nyou’re going to learn something new. It's not about tolerating everything and agreeing with everything\npeople will say, but it's about trying to understand\nhow they got to this perspective and what can you learn from them. Thirdly, we have civic empathy, and I bet you've been listening\nto the word empathy a lot recently. But I'm not talking about empathy\nwith human beings. That, of course, is something important. But are we exercising empathy\nwith our neighborhood, with our community, with our city? Trying to see our city\nas a human being for a moment and understand there’s\nemotions there, [suffering]. We need to help it to be better and to identify our city gaps\nis our role as citizens and acknowledge that all problems\nthat are surrounding us and that are bothering us, we made them. Somehow, we contributed\nto the existence of these problems. So this is civic empathy. And finally, community protagonism. And I love this, because what\nis the point of having knowledge, knowing how to dialogue, understanding your city gaps, if you're not putting your hands\non to do something? And these beautiful words here\ntell us two things: community first. You need to look local\nand then maybe you can go global. The big revolution comes\nfrom small revolution. So look to your community and that's good. And protagonism\nbecause you have the power. You can do whatever you want,\nyou just need to move on for it. So I've been applying\nthis recipe for a long time in two civil society organizations\nI cofounded in Brazil with my team. And I can assure you that it's possible\nto mix up these ingredients and do a good recipe where you're going to take people\nthat are just individuals, spectators, and bring them to a side\nwhere they can find themselves as change makers, as solvers, as citizens. And especially we do this better\nwhen we design a journey that is simple, fun, meaningful and tangible. Creating safe spaces where people\nreally feel that they belong and that we can embrace mistakes\nas part of the process. And here are the kind of things\nthat you can see possible after being trained for citizenship. You can teach other people\nabout the political knowledge that you just acquired. You can put people to dialogue, facilitating conversations\nabout tough topics where people are going to broaden\ntheir tolerance and open their minds. You can do awareness campaigns to put emphasis and spreading messages\nthat are relevant for you. You can monitor the government and work with it as peers\nto improve your society. You can formulate local diagnosis\nof public problems to understand your city gaps, and put in practice the civic empathy\nthat I just told you. You can use these city gaps\nto create public policies from scratch using our methodology, for example, that is free and available\nfor everybody online. Telling people what is the life cycle\nof a public policy. You can take your ideas as public policies and advocate in your municipality, doing some kind of lobby\nto see your ideas coming through. And that's precisely the spotlight\nthat I want to put here, because we all were taught that the state, the government has this monopoly\nof building these public policies. And everybody here can be a policymaker,\nnot just policy takers. Magda and Vitor, for example, developed a public policy\nwhere they created a mobile application to help the elderly to find\ntheir rights really easily and also access to basic services\nin their municipality. The proposal was approved\nby the city council, and it's just awaiting for the executive\nbranch to approve the budget. They did that from scratch. Secondly, we have Rafael. That, in the other hand, created\nthe skateboarding week. Besides being an Olympic sport now, it's really important for kids in Brazil\nto have better opportunities. So he presented to the city councilor, they approved and it's happening\nin his town now. Finally, we have Folashade. She just presented a public policy to stimulate the cultural\ntourism in her region, putting the original\nand traditional communities into the center of the process of creating courses\nand experiences to the tourists. The proposal hasn't been approved yet, but has been presented. The first step has been taken. We must celebrate it. If all these people,\nand baby Gabriel, now a man, became citizens and are involved\n[in] solving public problems, everyone can be one as well. But the reason why I brought\nmy baby image here is not because I found myself beautiful. It's because we all need to remember that the systemic change will only happen when we start raising our kids\nas citizens since the beginning. Politics, democracy, citizenship are not concepts that are out there\nthat we can’t touch. We need to feel them,\nwe need to live them. They are a set of values\nthat we need to cultivate inside us since the beginning. It's a lifetime project. Remember, citizenship\ncannot be taken for granted. You must deserve it. You must conquer it. Citizenship must be earned. See you on the other side. Thank you so much. (Applause) "

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