Sunday, May 26, 2019

#146 / What We Need More Than Hope

The latest edition of Integrities includes the transcript of a talk that Greta Thunberg gave in November of last year. Thunberg, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is just sixteen years old. She is best known for having started "School Strike For Climate." Above everything else, Thunberg brings urgency to the discussion of global warming and what it portends.

You can read a written transcript of Thunberg's talk by clicking this link. As an alternative, you can click this link, to see a video of the actual presentation.

Here is what I would call the "pull quote," a short summary of the essential point made in Thunberg's talk:

Yes, we do need hope, of course we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So, instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.

Out of action comes hope. That's how it works. Not the other way around!

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