Above from a Treehouse reader.
Now to the video and speech you MUST watch below. It is outstanding. One thought from me is this: What we learn starting at home and within our own families is where this all really begins. Changing the world is all fine and good but how do you or I get there? I have ALWAYS paid it forward, always.
Some people want to really change the world and I say may the good Lord watch over them and bless them with in this mission. Others, like me try to change the 'world' with kindness, acts of love and doing this, for me on the most local level as possible.
Watch, listen and learn and tell me if you did not find this a very positive speech. PatriotUSA
Hat tip from the treehouse
From the IJ Review and the review is also worth your time.
McRaven drew from his training to tell the students the 10 ways they could change the world.Here are just a few of them:
He started off by telling them to make their bed because:
“If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”
He described the importance of finding someone else to help you paddle:
“You can’t change the world alone—you will need some help— and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.”
He let them know that SEALS do not check their privilege, saying:
“SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.”
Admiral McRaven covered seven other areas, as well. One thing’s clear from his outstanding speech: It may have been one of hundreds of commencement addresses, but it also doubles as some incredible life advice for anyone.
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