Jennifer Corriero started TakingItGlobal when she was 19 years old - its genesis was in answer to the question "What would I do if anything were possible?" Long pause - because depending on your stage of life and the responsibilities that you have attached to you, what's more likely to come to mind is the probability of getting something off the ground or the practicality of needing money to survive or having enough time to commit. So it is really interesting to hear her talk about cultivating a possibility mindset, then directing this mindset at challenges that come up.
How can I bring what I care deeply about to what I do? How do I insulate myself from the societal pressure to prove a concept is valuable, only if it is profitable? My belief is that there is a definite push against the profit at all costs mentality and more appetite for agendas with a social purpose. Strange to find myself emerging as an idealist in my late forties, it's usually the domain of youth. Maybe that's the impetus - the youth from my womb - who are negotiating this world of fear, doom and gloom. I crave leaders who inspire them (and me) with messages of hope and plans for the common good. These musings and my life experience lead me to Kurt Vonnegut's wisdom about the arts - which naturally appeals as I attempt to make my way artfully through life.