Building on recent conversations in Talons, “What do I believe?”, Jacqueline Novogratz’s TED talk provides another worthwhile perspective.
Here are small sections of her talk that spoke to me.
She states, “Your job is to be human.” What is the cost of not trying? We must do what we cannot meaure. Put yourself in somenone’ s shoes. Live a life of immersion. Make your dreams come true. Stand on moral ground. One persons’ actions can spread. We need moral leadership and courage in our world. We live a life of fear and sense of otherness, distancing ourselves and living with blame. Or, we can take the more difficult path of transformation, justice, accountability and compassion. Stand up for change.
We need leaders and we need to lead. We cannot do it alone. We can change a small portion of acts. Our lives are short! Our time on our planet is precious. We all have each other. Live a life of immersion! That is all that will sustain us.