Wednesday, November 16, 2011

teach your children well...

(we're ready for our make up, mr. demille...)


I mean, isn’t it great that high school students in some inner-city area will greet me as I walk in as though I were a pop star? That is so amazing, because they’ve got out of what I’ve done a message of hope. And the fact that our main message is, “You make a difference every day. You matter. Your life is important.” This is why they want to come to my lectures. And I’ve met many people who say, “Well, I was really depressed, and a friend said, ’You’ve got to go and hear Jane.’” And they come up in the book-signing line, which can be three hours long, and say, “I’m not as optimistic as you, but at least I now realize my life has more value than I thought, and I’m going to do my bit.” That’s what we need, isn’t it?

Jane Goodall

Jane, you are a rock star! What an amazing woman and wonderful life. Oh, to have the energy she has. I'd rather meet her than Mick Jagger any day.

4 comments:

kario said...

I'm with you! She is a rock star in my book.

Mary'sCorner said...

I agree!

Kathryn Grace said...

Isn't it wonderful that she can see the difference she is making in the world? (Mick who?)

Sharon said...

If every child had one person who told them they matter, they are important, and they are loved, imagine what our world could be like! Imagine what they could do in the world! Jane's presentations sound powerful!