Watch this powerful video and think about how this exercise could be applied to the entire world.
“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” –Bill Nye
I love this tender video. No one is too old or young to have a positive impact upon one another, just by asking questions and listening.
When I was in grade school, my teacher gave us a fantastic assignment. Find someone from each decade (going back to the 1890s) and ask them about their youth and life. If we didn’t have someone in our own family to talk to, we were supposed to go to retirement homes and community groups until we found someone from every decade. My family lives a long time, so I had people to talk to. Continue reading There is always something to learn The amazing impact of telling and listening to stories
Who’s that person in your life that inspired you to think of others before (or at least in addition to) yourself? Did they lead by example? Who looked out for you in a surprising way?
I’ve always been able to rely on family. We’re not perfect, but we’re pretty darn great. I know not everyone gets to have that security – and it can be incredibly painful when family lets you down. Because that’s about the least amount of social evolution you can have – so it’s a travesty to neglect looking out for one’s children, siblings, parents. Continue reading Everyone Knows a Hero I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours
Veronika’s school project changed her life. She was challenged to make something that actually met a real need. A coat wasn’t enough, so Veronica Scott created a coat that could also be a sleeping bag. Very useful and innovative. Continue reading A School Project Turns Into a Calling Do the Homeless Need These Coats?
We create laws in the effort to solve the problem of selfishness infringing on the autonomy of others. We want to make the world a fairer and safer place. Laws are usually coupled with punishment when they’re broken. Sometimes there are better ways to solve the problem and accomplish the goal, if we continue to remember the goal is a fairer and safer world. Continue reading A Better Kind of Justice Policing Without Punishment
This is a new feature, a gathering of Hero Minded people, doing great things with the right attitude…hopefully they inspire us to do the same.
Imagine yourself with the following limitations: you’re diagnosed with Spina Bifida and confined to a wheelchair. Or you’re homeless and in need of food, relying on the kindness of others. Now what happens? Continue reading Let Go of Limitations Inspiring people challenging all of us