Barbara Kingsolver On How to Be Hopeful

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Barbara Kingsolver On How to Be Hopeful

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

– C.S. Lewis –

Barbara Kingsolver On How to Be Hopeful

“The arc of history is longer than human vision. It bends. We abolished slavery, we granted universal suffrage. We have done hard things before. And every time it took a terrible fight between people who could not imagine changing the rules, and those who said, “We already did. We have made the world new.” The hardest part will be to convince yourself of the possibilities, and hang on. If you run out of hope at the end of the day, to rise in the morning and put it on again with your shoes. Hope is the only reason you won’t give in, burn what’s left of the ship and go down with it.” In 2008, Barbara Kingsolver delivered a riveting commencement address to the graduates at Duke University. Here are her words of hope, infused with humour and a call to action. { read more }

Be The Change

Barbara Kingsolver opens her commencement address with, “The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides.” Today, touch the walls of hope on both sides.

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