1) This fantastic interview with Louis CK, discussing the juxtaposition between how amazing the world is and how unhappy and entitled we are. (#333)
2) This amazing school in that Ellen recently highlighted. Located in Tacoma, WA, the school serves only kids who are on free or reduced lunch, many of whom don't have beds to sleep in or parents who aren't incarcerated. It's a poor school with few financial resources, but they more than make up for that in their love for children and their passion for making a difference. Their principal, who recently fought and overcame breast cancer, has implemented a 12 Days of Christmas program whereby the kids get one gift every day for 12 days. Some days it's socks -- and they actually hide them, because they are so afraid to lose them. It's positively amazing. (#334)
3) This beautiful piece from Cary Tennis about carving your own path and giving back. My first favorite part: "[W]hen you became “cynical,” it may be that you are seeing into the true nature of people — that they can be duplicitous, shallow, manipulative, mean-spirited, self-destructive, conniving, etc. True enough. Welcome to humanity. People are like that. That doesn’t need to make you bitter or dispirited. The question is, How, therefore, shall I live?" And this as well: "[F]ollow what you love. It will lead you to what you need. And you’ll end up helping others along the way. As you work, you will experience setbacks. At times, nothing will make sense. At times, you will wonder if you’ve done the right thing. No one job or path is going to eliminate worry or uncertainty or random misfortune. But your best bet is to seize the opportunity right now and follow what you love." Isn't that inspiring? (#335)
That is all. I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!