Soroptimist/Live Your is pleased to announce the launch of our new global program for girls.Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Live Your provides advocacy and action opportunities to spread awareness about causes such as access to education, empowering girls, and ending violence against women.[1.] When I first read that poem, I thought how literate, how polished, how skillfully written--how absolutely gross and totally false.
have jobs and that all of us are coming to realize that the problem is not blindness but mistaken attitudes.If even one of us can be a scientist (and many of us are), that does not prove that if an individual is blind he or she can be a scientist, but it does prove that blindness will not prevent a person from being a scientist.Poetry (properly used) cuts through verbage and speaks to the soul. In the absence of understanding a computer would not have brought enlightenment.Like the computer and the aerial photograph, it condenses time and reveals patterns. c It would only have reinforced the misconceptions.The effort is always to understand and, by so doing, make life better and more in tune with ultimate reality--a combination of bread and the prayer book, food for the body and food for the soul. And while we cannot capture freedom in a rigid cage, we can describe it, seek it, and recognize its transcendent power.
Harold Laski said: "We acquiesce in the loss of freedom every time we are silent in the face of injustice." Daniel Webster said: "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." Benjamin Franklin said: "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Samuel Adams said: "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace." John Dewey said: "Liberty is not just an idea, an abstract principle.
But, of course, an increasing number of us do not believe it. As we go about our business from hour to hour and minute to minute, we know from personal experience that it is false. In our homes and our offices, in factories and laboratories, on farms and in universities, in places of recreation and forums of civic accomplishment we live the refutation of it every day.
While it is true that seventy percent of us do not have jobs and that all of us are routinely treated like children and wards, it is equally true that thirty percent of us do.
You will not understand the patterns and relationships--or, for that matter, even know they exist. Likewise, you can walk the earth and map a continent, but you can never see its patterns and perspectives.
There is too much detail, and it will take too long to put it together. Ancient astronomy predicted quite accurately the course of the stars and the date of eclipses, but it was based on the mistaken notion that the earth is flat and the center of the universe.
Day comes down to touch the ocean, And I stand up to look and live.