08 August 2013

No more "successful" people

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

-- David W. Orr

From "Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect", Island Press, Washington, 2004 (10th anniversary edition)

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