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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: August 2022

The Color Purple

I remember Oprah telling the story about when she first read The Color Purple. She was so moved that she bought the book for everyone and had a backpack full of copies. She handed them out wherever she went.

Then she heard they were making the book into a movie. She had to be in it. But she had never acted before and was working on a news show in Chicago. Producer Quincy Jones was in Chicago for business, and he happened to see her on his hotel television. He put her name forward for the role. Continue reading

The art of thinking

I was listening to Freakonomics Radio this week and heard philosopher Scott Hershovitz say that philosophy is the art of thinking. It was actually one of his young children who gave that definition.

He said that kids are all natural philosophers. They ask questions like, “Why is the sky blue? Why does a lemon taste sour and sugar taste sweet?”

Then as adults, we tend to stop marinating those thoughts. We are full steam ahead. We are inclined to follow societal norms and accept the current answers and the ways of doing things. Continue reading

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