Monday, May 5, 2008

More Insight from Thomas Friedman

I found several pieces of wisdom and insight from Thomas Friedman yesterday in a great 3 minute essay.

He ventures into politics a bit with a (fully justified) swipe at President Bush's post 9/11 energy policy and a plug for Barack Obama's ability to motivate the youth in this country...but he ends with a substantive note that, for me, inspired real hope because it is confirmed by what I have seen in my career thus far:

....millions of Americans are dying to be enlisted — enlisted to fix education, enlisted to research renewable energy, enlisted to repair our infrastructure, enlisted to help others. Look at the kids lining up to join Teach for America. They want our country to matter again. They want it to be about building wealth and dignity — big profits and big purposes. When we just do one, we are less than the sum of our parts. When we do one can touch us.

True on all counts, in my opinion.

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