Monday, May 05, 2003

notes from the ivory tower

I was so impressed when Carl told about how he spent part of his weekend, teaching the less fortunate children about art and beyond.

Sometimes, the view from the ivory tower is so high that it is easy to lose track of details that matter.

Relevance matters. Helping out matters. Moving beyond ideas and ideals and actually doing something matters.

Economics aside, it falls it us, the privileged to do something. Is it arrogance? I don't think so if your agenda is pure - to return a little something, to help someone become something better, to give hope.

If you put yourself in the position of the under-privileged (and you can easily become one of them - the wheel turns as it turns for me now), you will see the value of a stranger offering concrete help, useful advice and a booster shot of spirit.


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