You Don’t Have to be Elected to be a Leader.

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The title quote comes from the movie The Shift, not yet released.  My niece is involved with it and sent me the following preview.  It was just the kick in the ass I needed to shift my doom and gloom, so I offer it here.  I considered placing it as a comment in dharmasyd’s terrific essay, but decided this is a bit too off the point of the important substance there.

I’m trying to get my feet back under me.  I’m not going to have my hope buried by the dense, unconscionable acts of the fatally fearful and greedy.  I’m going to join with the spirit dharmasyd’s essay offers.

Maybe this movie is too easy, maybe it’s as shallow as recycling, but it renewed my sense of hope.  Maybe most of our hope comes from NGO’s non-profits, informal groups, brave individuals acting alone.  Here’s what Derrick Ashong says:

Making the world a better place is not only your responsibility.  It’s your choice, it is your blessing, it’s a gift, it’s your opportunity to make your life mean something.  So take it.

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    • geomoo on June 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm
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    I’m glad that here, it’s enough that I want to express myself.  Thanks all for keeping the faith.  I’m coming back out of my cave.

    • brobin on June 24, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    the better off the rest of us here are, geomoo.

    Come back out and help us make a difference.  In whatever way we possibly can.

    Thank you for this.

  1. Just fabulous.

    I love the part where the young man says its not about sacrifice – but a gift to live a life of meaning. It moved me deeply.

    • RiaD on June 24, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    thank you!!

  2. have a down time.  In fact I think it’s what keeps us human.

    Like you I’ve been trying to work through the frustration of

    late.  Maybe it takes stepping back occasionally to see things

    in a better light.  Looks like it worked for you!  Glad you’re

    back  😉

  3. and

  4. ….people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which

    even the most insignificant success is achieved.
       Annie Sullivan

  5. and he’s no leader.

    The greatest leaders aren’t politicians.

  6. Heartwarming, happy and hopeful!

    Let us hope that the “contagion” continues — helping the “planet” will “pull” us together.

    Thank you for this, geomoo!

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