“You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring”
Click on the link below and read this marvelous commencement address given by Paul Hawken to Portland University’s class of 2009.
(and thanks to Jonathan Hiskes at Grist for pointing it out and linking to it!)
“…There is invisible writing on the back of the diploma you will receive, and in case you didn’t bring lemon juice to decode it, I can tell you what it says: You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring. The earth couldn’t afford to send recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you rain, sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelievably cute person you are dating. Take the hint. And here’s the deal: Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see ifit was impossible only after you are done…” (click to read the full text)