Remember the Golden Rule? Remember the lessons you learned in kindergarten? How do we make the world a better place? How can we be better as individuals?
As an educator, I believe knowledge is power and I believe in lifelong learning. I know that I don’t know what I don’t know, but do want to share what I do know.
Do you remember Robert Fulghum’s Poem called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten ? Take a pause for about four minutes and watch this video to reengage with this poem. It’s packed with useful information and actionable items.
Now let’s fast forward to adulthood. We need positive actions for peace, human decency, and social justice, so everyone is treated equally, and with respect and dignity.
Is there a lot more to say in light of the tragic death of George Floyd and others? Yes, there certainly is and we still have an awful lot of work to do as a society. The solution is not simple, but let’s commit to work together and create a better future.
We need a diverse workforce to foster innovation. We need diversity and inclusion. We also need resources, so here is a list of many Giving Black Philadelphia resources at https://bit.ly/GivingBLKPhilly
While you are reviewing these resources, enjoy some milk and cookies. Why not take a nap when you are done. When you are refreshed, think about how you can be a change agent for the betterment of humanity while you also work on managing your career.
Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with almost 6300 members and alumni providing career education and networking. Lynne also writes for vista.today, montco.today, and delco.today.