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What Moves You?

Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program helps you find meaningful work that’s right for you and good for the world. To start, we must ask ourselves: what truly matters? So this week, we are asking you to share the people, places, issues, and ideas that move you.

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Authenticity moves me. Those rare moments on the subway when the person sitting next to you turns and tells you the truth about their lives.  Those life-changing evenings in which we get over our bravado and admit we're all afraid of something, and that most of us are afraid of each other.  To me, authenticity is the hinge on which all of the most powerful social change work turns. (Love this sign I saw on a window in my neighborhood - "Boxing in basement.  All welcome." Now THAT'S an invitation for authentic engagement.)
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Answered over 2 years ago linda kay klein 142 4 from United States
over 2 years ago jay g said:
 

Love that photo.

over 2 years ago michael hodge said:
 

Great photo!


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I am moved by visions of a future where we all take better care of ourselves. A future in which we are each supported in developing and implementing self care strategies so that we can live in world where each of us experiences the joy of health and wellness in our mind, body and spirit.  I look forward to a day when we each have a foundation to fulfill our potential , a day where all of our minds are protected, nurtured and appreciated.

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Answered over 2 years ago catchbrilliance 28 1 from United States

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What matters to me is making an old-fashioned, genuine connection. To ourselves, to each other, to the world. In a digital world, the possibility of connection is endless…but meaningful connection can be hard to come by. So, what moves me? Meaningful connections.

Answered over 2 years ago jay g 131 2 from United States

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When someone takes a moment out of his or her day to lend a hand to a stranger.

Answered over 2 years ago rebecca.kaufman03 45 3 from United States

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Art and beauty matter, as do teaching and learning. Communities and stories and people all matter.

Answered over 2 years ago nyelarebirth 8 1 from United States

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Being with other people who are passionate about something moves me. These individuals give me the energy to dream big, learn, and do good work in the world. For example, a couple weekends ago I went to the Ashoka U Exchange with 13 other people from my university. Not only did I meet inspiring people from all over the world, I also discovered how inspiring my classmates and professors can be. I left the conference feeling motivated to do more, and best of all, I’ve met more people in my community who can keep me moving every day!

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Answered over 2 years ago laura_white 150 4 from United States

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What moves me is when I am able to share the wisdom of ancient cultures that teach us about respect, love and connection with our mother earth. I love to see people break down their limiting beliefs and paradigms. 

Answered over 2 years ago josesjr2 6 from unknown

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I’m moved by utopian dreams of the future.

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Answered over 2 years ago tallybower 289 3 from United States
over 2 years ago lara galinsky said:
 

What’s this photo of? A village on the ocean?

over 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

@lara galinsky Yeah it is a marine housing complex… I hope it doesn’t get there, but if sea levels rise too much maybe this will be one of the solutions. There is a great intro to some of these ideas here http://www.seasteading.org/


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Hope for the future!

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Answered over 2 years ago jessica schwartz 6 1 from United States
over 2 years ago jay g said:
 

Cute photo.


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I am just back from 16 days in Southern and East Africa, visiting Echoing Green Fellows and their organizations. Seeing the work of our Fellows firsthand, meeting their extraordinary staff, and witnessing the impact of their efforts.... is what moves me.

Like meeting the girls from Shining Hope for Communities' Kibera School for Girls (Kennedy Odede and Jess Posner, 2010 Fellows) in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite their challenging life circumstances, these girls are imbued with hope, laughter, high ambition, and a clear sense of what's right. You can see possibility in their faces.

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Answered over 2 years ago lara galinsky 97 3 from United States

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We’re excited by all of the answers we have seen so far. Need some inspiration for your answer? Check out this video by 2010 Echoing Green Fellows Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NexqrXbJM-Q

They are both moved by a shared desire to create educational opportunities for girls in Kibera. So their bold idea was to launch Kibera’s first free girls’ school, and linking it to essential social services in order to create a paradigm shift in attitudes about girls’ education within Kibera. Nasty Nas'  “I Can,” made perfect sense for a remix from Kennedy, Jessica, and the girls of Kibera, since they live every day believing in themselves.

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Answered over 2 years ago echoing green 933 5 from United States

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Actually, my religion. As much frustrations I’ve had with the evangelical right winged religious rights, the language of Christianity-Jesus, matters to me and I believe with faith to all. Dare I say. It’s hard to talk about God or religion, still it has changed me to answer big questions about who I am and what is good for all in this earth. It’s what speak to my reality and matters the most in how I make my decisions in my life. It inspires me, motivates me, liberates me and move me to action and open hands to those around me.

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Answered over 2 years ago unisexfashion 2 from United States

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