Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is not our darkness but our light that frightens us most.
We are not passengers on the planet but participants in its evolution.
We have the power to make the transition from fear of nature to a deep sense of connection with her.
Anything can change when we change the way we look at it.
Attention is the most powerful tool of the human spirit.
Through shared experiences, the generation now growing up has a broader sense of global issues and possibilities and a reality that moves beyond ‘my country’ and instead embraces ‘our planet.’
The most effective means of changing people’s minds usually involves grasping the minds they already have.
Teaching is, at its heart, an act of optimism.
Optimism is a way of viewing possible futures with the belief that you can affect things for the better.
Technology/the internet helps make the strange familiar.
This has an overall positive effect on how we think about others in our shrinking world.
It illuminates our similarities and connects us to our common humanness.
It confirms Forester’s admonishment to “only connect.”
Optimism always wins.
You are more likely to find solutions if you believe they are there.