Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

You have the power!

I sense a great stirring that is spreading around the world, even in the U.S.A., the center of the Empire.

It’s a stirring in which people are becoming aware of their power–and using it

It’s not merely protest and demonstration, it’s people taking responsibility for themselves and for the common good. And most of the inspiration and leadership is coming from the lesser developed parts of the world.

This TED talk by Bunker Roy describes the Barefoot College in which ordinary people, most of them illiterate and unschooled, share their knowledge and teach each other practical skills. Roy provides a new definition of what it means to be a “professional.” He says, a professional is someone who has three things:

Competence, Confidence, and Belief.

The proof is in their achievements. Watch it.