Thursday, May 31, 2012

Having Great Ambitions: moral and civic backbone

Do you have those moments when many different thoughts and plans all start to come together?  I had one of those listening to CBC the other day.  During the ‘On the Coast’ show in an interview with music host Lisa Christiansen they shared an audio clip from a video of Henry Rollins.  He is a former lead man for a punk rock band. 

My personal connection was to the planning for my students next year.  The team of teachers that I’m working with have been drawn to the global theme of “What if everyone cared?”.  This video by Henry Rollins is an amazing message to young people, especially the adolescents who are trying to find their place in society.  There are two videos below.  The top one is the very popular remix followed by the original interview with a simple white background.

 

“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree.”

Well said!

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