One of the most moving quotes from a brave and resilient young woman in the book Humans of New York Stories, which originates from the beautiful website Humans of New York :
“I was sexually abused between the ages of eight and twelve. But honestly, I don’t even like to talk about it anymore, because I’ve finally gotten to the point where it no longer defines me. For a long time I saw myself as a victim, but I’ve moved past that. I’m in a place now where I realize that my life is mine to create and enjoy, and that my future will be the result of the decisions that I make.”
Taking back control and having aspirations for ones future are essential in overcoming trauma. Most refugee children have experienced neglect, sexual exploitation, emotional abuse and violence. Sexual and emotional abuse and corporal punishment are taboos in our society. Let us support children by helping them get out of their isolation and build their future.
For a more sustainable planet, let us all back the goals of the Paris agreement. Get involved.
I commit to:
– buying nothing new, except food
– not to eat meat
– refusing plastic bags and cups
– not buying plastic bottles
for the next month.
The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey (habit 5)
Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University, June 2005:
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
Continue reading “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
1. Do one thing at a time
2. Know the problem
3. Learn to listen
4. Learn to ask questions
5. Distinguish sense from nonsense
6. Accept change as inevitable
7. Admit mistakes
8. Say it simple
9. Be calm
How to work better, by Peter Fischli & David Weiss
We need more:
Solidarity to advance equality.
Humor in it all.
The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem
Mural by Banksy
or how to reach an overwhelming goal.
1. Put your valuables into a watertight bag.
2. Throw the bag into the current.
I hate jumping into cold water. Yet, once I drift down the river Aare in Bern, I feel it’s the most thrilling and rewarding experience. There’re many analogies to the “Aare-bag-method” in life. Decomposing a problem into manageable steps makes it less overwhelming.
Shine a light in celebration of Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, here.
Ever grateful to Loyalkaspar.