Jogging through Brown University, June 2011… bottom of a hallway poster shares a website A Better World By Design?
Got me thinking about how we squander our natural resources and need world unification. What about micro level? Our part? A better us by design?
Squander our personal resources just the same don’t we? Dare we use our wisdom, and purity – our attitude – to be a better person? Is that a “better person challenge”.
We have eyes to see, but no lens to focus. Too busy.
Too soon, too many come to find death calling.
Randy Pausch gained world exposure not because he was smart, but because he was dying and faced death with a contagious, indomitable courage – to leave a trail for his children and provide for his Family.
It saddens, but doesn’t surprise me that the world has mostly forgotten Randy’s message. Three years after Randy’s death, are you still running with the “follow-your-childhood-dreams” baton?
It takes courage to risk failure.
It takes courage to risk success.
Integrity is having our thinking and our doing in alignment. Nothing more.
Save the world? You can’t be serious.
All along society’s journey, pure and wise people have stepped up, with ideas that ultimately addressed basic human nature.
Common sense is the bedrock. But common sense rarely becomes common practice.
Trying to help others transform the way they behave around life-work balance is a lonely space. The harvest is great, but the workers few.
Transforming yourself from a warning into an example will be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Anyone who tells you differently is lying. I wrote this a year ago…
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson