Earth's Best Friend is a Changemaker: The Glorious Work Ahead

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For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt from Earth's Best Friend is a Changemaker: The Glorious Work Ahead:

"... What the world – human and nonhuman animals and the Earth itself – urgently needs are activists and citizens who balance committed, confident energy with humility, and passionate, creative effort with wisdom. Our world is desperate for those who are willing to uncover every stone in an endeavor to understand the connections between all forms of oppression and destruction; who are eager to see problems from multiple angles; who want to work together, listening and learning from each other; who steadfastly refuse to accept or promote simplistic answers to complex problems; and who diligently strive for visionary solutions that help everyone.

Such people are surfacing across the globe. They are like the baseball players emerging out of Ray Kinsella’s corn field in the movie Field of Dreams, coming because they are compelled to leave behind something that doesn’t work, for a better vision that will. They are forming a new team that neither they nor anyone else set out to create, one that doesn’t confine them to playing a specific position in a predetermined game organized by others who call the shots."

Read the complete essay.

For a humane world,

Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education
Author of Most Good, Least Harm, Above All, Be Kind, and The Power and Promise of Humane Education
My TEDx talk: “The World Becomes What You Teach"

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