Found on Pinterest search engine. Wendell Berry, 2012, Applegate. This quote is simple yet it helps remind us that we all stand on the earth and we all benefit from its presence. It can be used as a direct quote in my speech, used to enforce the idea that the task of caring for the planet is the responsibility of each and every human being.
Dear Son, Making the starting line up doesn’t make you a man, nor does being the strongest, fastest, or being the dude with the best six-pack. Being a man is not about raising yourself high above the rest, but bending down low enough to wash another’s feet. Real men don’t build their own kingdoms and egos. They are builders of hearts, lives and relationships.