Saturday, November 05, 2005

So..

"The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live --- the structure of western civilization --- begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. The prayer has to be, Dear God, how can I help this world through this very difficult time of transition, through this urgent crisis?"

Marianne Williamson, in an interview

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I think I might be getting it after all.

2 comments:

narfnarf said...

that reminds me of this seminar class I'm taking. it's called the "Dim Sum of Mechanical Engineering" and its a weekly seminar class where senior graduate students talk about their research, and experiences as a graduate student. Most of them are involved in very global projects (alternate energy sources, bone mass density problems for astronauts which can be applied on earth for osteoperosis patients, atmospheric effects of aircraft contrails, dna protein, to name a few), of course being PhD students they focus on a very small part of the problem, but the thing is, the big picture is all about saving the world. It's times like these that I'm glad I'm here. For all the snooty undergrads and people who think our school is all about the hype, the grad students actually are contributing to the world and I think that should be what makes us a success, really.

God willing.

*muacks*

I'm counting down to the days til we get to hang out in Londres. :o)

g. said...

*hugs* :)
me too. can't wait!! :)