Thursday, October 27, 2005
This is a person who inspires me by her dedication to human rights causes. She's a role model for me as someone who saw a problem and just rolled up her sleeves and did what she could to help. The trickster inside me loves that she just got fed up one day and decided she wasn't going to obey some archaic and ridiculous rule. I can really relate to that feeling!
She represents for me the power of one person performing one small act of defiance that starts changing everything. One person with a vision can make a difference for millions. What a great role model for all of us!
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A post by a European blogger who had no idea of who Rosa Parks was pointed up the difference in cultural perspectives. Parks is a spark point in US history, but for Europeans, the whole civil rights thing may be just an interesting side note.
A friend of mine actually begun a newspaper that only contained positive news; it didn’t sell very well! I think the trouble is that positive news is less exciting at face value. The appeal only becomes clear with great reporting and good writing, which is rarer and rarer in the media these days.
I think this sentiment is at least partly responsible for the rise in popularity of blogging. Everyone can find a writer who has a perspective they can relate to.