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Hope

2011

Empathy must transform reality, not be defined by it

The empathy movement taking hold through the work of Ashoka and its partners asks us to imagine a world in which every human could become capable of writing a symphony of love, capable of agape. Imagine that. Do you feel goose bumps?

1949

We cannot despair of ourselves

We cannot despair of humanity since we are ourselves human beings.

Self esteem

Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.