Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cornell West: We Need Courage

So important to listen to and learn from the wise ones,
the ones who love with all their being.
They are the most courageous.
May that courage be contagious.

The country is in deep trouble. We've forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that's the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word.

- Cornell West

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