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Where Do We go From Here? The Power of a Stand It's 3:23 in the morning, and I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep. My great great grandchildren ask me in dreams, What did you do while the planet was plundered? What did you do when the Earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started failing, as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying? Did you fill the streets with protest when democracy was stolen? What did you do once you knew? So now we know. We know that our current worldview, and the industrial system it gave rise to have run up against the limits of a finite planet. We know that he vitality of the Earth is declining everyday. That the chasm between the few of us who have more than we need and the many of us who have not nearly enough gets wider every day. And we know that it is hurting all of us inside. At the same time, we know that we are part of a world wide awakening - a grassroots movement for change that is unprecedented in human history. So now that we know, the question arises: "What part do we play in this great unfolding story?" Where... No so long ago... and a gentle man.... In East Germany...... and a woman.... This is the power of one. To protect your home in the Amazon. to prevent... To rescue harp seals in Finland. or to care for..... The power of one is the power to do something. Anything. People want to know what to do, and I think that's a good question too. But a more profound question and a more powerful question is who do we need to be? And I think who we need to be are people who know that the decisions and choices we make now impact the future of life for the next hundred years. Everybody alive today has a role to play. You don't have a big role and you don't have a small role, you just have your role. And if you play it, then your life will really have a kind of meaning that you've dreamt of. This is the true joy in life, The being used for a purpose.... The being a force...... complaining.... I am of the...... and..... I want..... for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of........ and I want... before.... I don't think an authentic stand comes from your head. I think an authentic stand comes from your heart If your child is sick, right? Something happens in you to make a miracle, to make a miracle. And if you start thinking about it, you'll sit down. But if you feel it, you'll stand up! That's the amazing thing about this thing is that it's when you stand up, you license other people to stand up. Now you stand up by yourself don't make a dad gum bit of difference - in the rational world. You're just one fool standing up. But have you ever seen a standing ovation? It starts with one fool standing up. And then pretty soon the whole stadium is standing up, and it's a different moment.

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Duration: 6 minutes and 15 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Views: 816
Posted by: pachasherilyn on Feb 8, 2010

ATD V-2 Video #12: "Where Do We Go From Here? The Power of a Stand"

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