During a workshop’ life project’, participants talked about how they see their lives evolving in the mid and long term. They spoke about their values, failures, and lessons to be learned. The idea of freeing oneself from one’s fears and harmful beliefs came to light as several people shared their desire to please their parents constantly.
Participants’ concerns about society and the future were touched upon during a workshop where they discussed topics like, ‘Does money make you happy?’ ‘Life after death’, ‘How to help people in need’, among others.
Realities and motivations behind volunteering were debated in another discussion.
The role-playing game Himalaya (survivors of a plane crash in the Himalayas) was characterised by mutual respect and the willingness to decide in perfect harmony. Both groups endorsed democratic procedures through voting. The debate on leadership and the role of leaders was short but lively, discussing, for example, bad leaders, political leaders, and leadership takeovers. The goal of the workshop was to differentiate between power and responsible leadership. A definition of leadership was unanimously agreed upon: “The ability to inspire others to get involved and act to achieve a collective ambition and reach a common goal.”