ChangeThis: Issue 108
August 07, 2013
Art Is Freedom by Erik Wahl “My name is Erik Wahl and Art has saved me from a life of slavery. I am a recovering suit and tie. I am recuperating from years as a gear in a wheel that barely touched the ground.
"My name is Erik Wahl and Art has saved me from a life of slavery. I am a recovering suit and tie. I am recuperating from years as a gear in a wheel that barely touched the ground. And now, after rediscovering my Art by freeing my mind and digging to find my inner creative genius, I am a proud survivor of 'standardized education.'"
"The plain truth is that for all our anguish we treasure uncertainty. Doubt forestalls action. The problem with life's purpose is that we know damn well what it is but are unwilling to face the changes in our lives that a commitment to self-transcendence, to being the best human being we could possibly be, would entail."
"You impact the people around you. People feel your influence countless times, in amazing ways you never notice. Your impact is incredible, and today is the day you can take charge of it. Today you can amplify everything good. Call it the Impact Factor."
"Disruptive heroes are the people who completely change the rules or teach us that the status quo needs to be pushed, challenged or broken. They have a major impact on what we believe is possible, what we do and who we become. If that sounds daunting for you to take on, don't freak out! You get to pick the scale and scope of your efforts."
"In a knowledge-based economy, neuro-intellectual assets are vital and may well be more important than conventional, tangible assets. After all, you can always buy a new aircraft or computer, but precious human experience, gained over the course of years or decades, may well be irreplaceable."
by John Malone
"When it comes to changing the way we fund public education, we have to stop looking at ourselves as just voters and taxpayers. We must also identify ourselves as consumers and business owners, and use that as a way to see what funds are available and really get what we need."