TED Talk: Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade

The power to change the world isn’t in the hands of others or those in official positions to do so, it’s in our hands.

We’ve all been called to change these last few weeks and months. From adjustments to our day to day life in pandemic, to accepting our role in changing systems that perpetuate racism and violence on black Americans, and all manners of social injustice that still require our attention, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

In her TED Talk, Cleo Wade makes the case for starting with small acts of kindness and courage in our homes and in our community.  

Check it out:

TED: “Artist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply. Woven between stories of people at the beginning and end of their lives, she shares some truths about growing up (and speaking up) and reflects on the wisdom of a life well-lived, leaving us with a simple yet enduring takeaway: be good to yourself, be good to others, be good to the earth. “The world will say to you, ‘Be a better person,'” Wade says. “Do not be afraid to say, ‘Yes.'”

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