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Quest for Meaning
Transcript of Quest for Meaning
Be engaged in your community
Voting for caring politicians
Volunteering at local shelters
Giving away unused items
"Reduce your Use"
Buying solar panels
Dr. Ann Hines - Local Hero
Using a small bequest from the estate of her parents, she founded the Hanahoe Memorial Children's Clinic in Danbury in 1974, with the goal of providing free health care to children whose parents were uninsured
Donate to the right charities
Ones that go to 3rd-world countries and help the people directly
Participate in mission trips
Build houses/schools in struggling countries
Vote for policies that increase America's foreign relations
Charles Francis Feeney - Global Hero
An Irish-American businessman who made his fortune as a co-founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group. Over his career Feeney amassed a $7.5 billion fortune that he intends to give away entirely in his lifetime. His foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, has funnelled $6.2 billion into education, science, health care, aging and civil rights in the U.S., Australia, Vietnam, Bermuda, South Africa and Ireland. Known as "the billionaire trying to go broke.”
Life by example
Do the "right thing"
Show your sisters/brothers/children/peers HOW to live
Understand that everyone needs help at some point in their life (even yourself)
Perform random acts of kindness
Stay in the positive mindset when faced with a challenge in life
Ezzeldeen Abu Al-Aish - Hero
Palestinian gynecologist who lost three children to an Israeli shell in Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s action against Gaza in 2009. Wrote an autobiography, I Shall Not Hate, based on his experience. It must take almost superhuman strength of character to forgive the people who took the lives of three daughters and a niece.
Living in this way helps create a better world for everyone.
When I die, I want to be able to say that I had a positive impact on society; an impact that will make life better for those to come.
That is my quest for meaning!
Quest for Meaning
Trying to make the world a better place.
By: Megan Gotiangco
I believe that throughout a person's life, he/she should live in a way that makes the world a better place.