GINTA – The stuff we need more of

(Daniela Ginta photo)

(Daniela Ginta photo)

EVERY NOW and then I come across a quote that resides in my thoughts for days. Such was the case of the words I later discovered to belong to David Orr, professor of environmental studies and politics (quite the combination), writer, and activist.

gintahed-nkIt goes like this: “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”

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1 Comment on GINTA – The stuff we need more of

  1. -You know what gets me: Is people -like the fella you’ve quoted- whom theorize on how others should ‘become’ wherein in fact, ‘They have got what they want now.’ It’s like the guy whom builds a cabin by the lake and says, ‘Ah yes, now with my one cabin this is a perfectly peaceful place for all…So no further cabin building or anything of the like will take place here.’

    Yes, an autocratic view of how to take care of the ‘planet’…First and foremost, beyond the capacity of further including others…. Why?

    Simply, because they’ve got what they want now… ‘Alrighty then…’ !

    (PS. I’ve purveyed [foresaw; attended to] your entire article as well -on the other side.)

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