A couple of days ago I had a discussion with a professor in Munich about fast and slow thinkers and makers who are different. I think the story of a young man I recently got to know describes it quite well. It has been a while since I have met Lukas the first time. Due to a business trip I was in Cologne and also visited Gamescom. When I left the exhibition building to get some fresh air, a young girl saw that I’ve got some powerbanks in my bag and asked me if she can get one since their phone charge was empty. So I gave her my Powerbank. She introduced me to her friend Lukas. In the conversation, we talked about his YouTube channel and what he’s up to and about my occupation. He told me about his business idea and his illness (meningitis) and that he could neither write nor read. In his opinion, people with disabilities should also have a platform on the Internet he said. I was very fascinated by his passion and his courage to get things done. When we met, Lukas was still in the beginning and had followers in the two-digit range. Today, he already had the opportunity to be starred in a community movie “London liegt am Nordpol” and his YouTube Channel “SakulTalks” shines with more than 2300 subscribers as well as his let’s play Channel “Sakul93lukas” with more than 3000 subscribers. Of course, it is difficult at the present time to determine if all followers are physical followers. Still, I think it’s good to support people who stand up for a good cause. Not so long ago, it seemed like a friend of mine who I know since my childhood with a disability had given up believing in himself and the world although he has no mental but a physical disability that beats on his psyche. I am convinced that people like Lukas should motivate both, him and people without disabilities to do more with the skills they have and support each other. In my opinion, the young generation is living at a time of extremism again, a time of competition, a time when there’s got to be a change and a better world has to be built, and the only way it’s going to be built—is with extreme methods and teamwork.
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