The Planet Does Not Need…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr

7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. perfect inspiration this morning. thank you!

  2. Second the first comment. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for that quote.

    It crystallises the thoughts that have been swirling in my head this year and that I’ve not been able to articulate so succinctly.

  4. Wonderful quote. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. I think Dr. Orr’s words are possibly skewed here or taken out of context. To look at Dr. Orr’s life and career would fully define the idea of success, but he has done it in service to the planet. Success and those other titles need not be separated.

  6. Beautifully said!! I’m totally sharing this.

  7. Earth is flat though