Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am ashamed.

We have all the resources we need.  Yet every day, we hear ourselves complaining about the most trivial problems.  Yet these geniuses who have no access to the resources that are so readily available to us, are clearly making a huge difference in people's lives and more importantly, making them sustainable.  They are touching everyone who matter to them - not just friends and families, but their neighbours and communities.

I.  Am.  Truly.  Ashamed.

And it makes me quite hot-faced to hear another complain from people who allow one problem to cloud over their entire vision, blocking out any possibility of solutions.

To quote Bunker, "You don’t have to look for solutions outside.  Look for solutions within and listen to people that have the solutions who are in front of you.  They are all over the world."

Here's Bunker Roy with his Barefoot College movement:

And to end with Gandhi's quote, "First they ignore you. They they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win"


Don't give up.  Even if it's the most unconventional thing you've ever done.  Don't give up.

Read more about the movement at: Barefoot College.

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