Featured Response: Susan Schiro

HWWLT Logo on yellowSusan Schiro, Executive Director of Career Collaborative in Boston was the first person to respond to my question. Here is her response. I look forward to receiving yours:

You’ve got me thinking: what question are you asking? How should we live? How do I hope we will live? How are we likely to live? Who is “we”? How do we prepare each other and ourselves for the future we want?

The last of the questions strikes me as the most interesting and the one that is the most useful to answer.  How do we prepare each other and ourselves for the future we want?
imgres-1Our actions today create the future. For those of us who are (generally) satisfied with the world, it is likely that we will live tomorrow as we live today.  For those who want it to be different, it is likely that we are trying to change the world so that it is closer to the world we want.

I want a world in which every person can support himself, a world in which every woman can support her family. For me, this means helping people figure out what career they want, and then helping them onto a path where they can move toward the lives they want.

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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