Friday, September 03, 2004

Fantastic Quote from Bobby Kennedy

Finally finished "Where have all the good times gone?" (it's a big book!) and I'm already onto my next one: "Crunch Time - How to live a more ethical and meaningful life without giving up all your worldly goods, joining a commune OR losing your sense of humour!" (unfortunately not available yet on Amazon OR Real Groovy)

Great quote in the introduction which really sums up how we can be leaders even if our title says we're not:

"In 1966, in front of a crowd of students at Cape Town University in South Africa, JFK's brother, Bobby Kennedy, gave a speech focusing on the conditions that compel attention and action in every age, in every country and for every generation: oppression, social injustice, violence, danger and uncertainty. He was speaking out against apartheid in a country that would not repeal its racial laws for another thirty-one years. Nonetheless, his message was a simple on, and this book shares it:

'Few will have the greatness to bend history,' he said. 'But each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.'

Dr Seuss said it shorter in The Lorax:

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."


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