Sunday, February 28, 2010

Paul Hawken's 2009 Commencement Address

This incredible speech pretty much sums up everything I would want to say to my students (so I used it in both of my classes just now!). For example: " The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the
dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be
hopeful. This is your century. Take it and... run as if your life depends
on it".Thanks to Anna da Costa for bringing this to my attention!

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When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there.

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