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Youth Activism: Malala Yousafzai

Posted on: October 11, 2013

Youth activism is alive and well and brazenly powerful. Check out Malala Yousafzai. Even Jon Stewart didn’t know what to say, other than, hey can I adopt you?

We’re drawn to courage. When we see it in children, it’s even more engaging. It is accessible, and contagious. We begin to believe that we, too, can be that brave. Soon, as Martin Luther King said, “righteousness like a mighty stream” splashes each one of us in the face, wakes us up to the possibilities, and now we’ve got change on our hands.

I think what stops us all in our tracks is the combination of Malala’s courage plus the so-called Golden Rule, do unto others… Malala not only pushes for change against the most fierce resistance imaginable. She also demonstrates the wisdom and once again, courage, of self-examination, ensuring that she also stays true to her principles and values.

 

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1 Response to "Youth Activism: Malala Yousafzai"

I just love seeing a young person stand up and make a difference in the world to help so many suffering, Taking a stance and getting the word out can make a difference. She is an inspiration and to be asked to appear on the Jon Stewart Show, how incredible!

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