I am searching for a word to describe a group of people who are ready for change but desperately need a catalyst.
I understood that my country needs transformative economists just like a seed needs water to grow and decided to devote my life to being the water of my ____ people.
The ideas that I have are:"brimming with expectations" or "hopes". As you see, the words that I have come up with don't really encapsulate the connotations that I want to imply. If possible, I would like to use a single word.
Also, I think my sentence sounds a bit awkward. Can anyone suggest me better revisions of my sentence?