-1958: It doesn’t matter how many times others call someone pretty, beautiful, gorgeous, attractive etc. You can’t give someone confidence. Confidence comes from within, and sometimes it takes a really long time to find, no need to be ashamed of that.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.– Seneca
The term “compassion” — typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy — has fallen out of touch with reality. At a special TEDPrize@UN, journalist Krista Tippett deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word.
They’ve been called the “saints of Somalia.” Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where — in the face of civil war and open oppression of women — they’ve built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.
Blazing a Paper Trail in China
Zhang Yin, who saw a solution to China’s thirst for containerboard by importing United States scrap paper, in her Hong Kong office. HONG KONG — Just five years ago, Zhang Yin and her husband were driving around the United States in a used Dodge minivan begging garbage dumps to give them their scrap paper. She and her husband, who was trained as a dentist, had formed a company in the 1990s to...
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the...– ~Mary Anne Radmacher
A first for Zambia’s women footballers
The Zambian women’s football team has progressed to the first round of Olympic qualifiers after impressive victories over Botswana and playing very well against South Africa in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers. Playing in an Olympic qualifier is a first ever by any Zambian women’s team. Boniface Mwamelo, vice-president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), said that the splendid...
I dream of freedom. You act in fear. But I still dream of freedom.– S.S.