Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Break Some Mirrors

Sargent Shriver was the founding Director of the Peace Corps and among the founders of the Special Olympics.  Shriver told students to "Go back to your dorm and break some mirrors."  Say what?  His point was that students should stop primping, and looking at the reflection of themselves.  This could apply to social media today.  Shriver wanted students to quit looking at themselves and look out the window.  Get involved and take the journey outward.  He was speaking in the 1960s when tremendous changes were taking place in physical appearances in hair, clothes and the whole physical look.  From yesterday's blog, Whippman says that well-being is not so much to go within to find ourselves, but rather to invest in nurturing relationships with others in our lives.  

1 comment:

  1. So rue. As a child of the 60s, this preoccupation with ourselves started a slide that has preoccupied our society ever since.