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not my words – but oh so powerful

January 5, 2017

Again this is a bit of cheat post – as the words below are not my own.  But today I felt highly motivated to blog. To put something out there in the world.  To potentially offer encouragement and inspiration to others.  I wasn’t sure what to write about.  As I looked through the personally inspiring things I have read recently, the writing of Seth Godin copied below seemed to fit with my goal for today.  You can read his words below.

In a somewhat ironic turn of events, one of the other ideas I pondered today was the important role a good “Linker” can play in making things happen and in connecting people and ideas.  Perhaps I will write more on that another day, but in the mean time, sharing Seth Godin’s writing through my blog is one example of how I hope “linking” (not necessarily creating or doing) can have an impact.

“It’s not enough.

There are more people, better off, with more freedom, more agency and more power than at any other time in our history.

That’s not enough.

As we use technology and culture to create more health, more access and more dignity for more people, we keep reminding ourselves how inadequate it is in the face of the injustice and pain that remains.

That’s how we get better.

We must focus on the less fortunate and the oppressed not because the world isn’t getting better but because it is.

It’s our attention to those on the fringes that causes the world to get better.”

 

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