Friday, May 2, 2014


I was visiting a school recently in the south of Israel, where we're running a "Better Together" program.

Better Together is one of my favorite programs. It improves services for children and youth in disadvantaged communities. Places like development towns in Israel's periphery. And it works in poor inner-city neighborhoods to create partnerships. Improving the connections, the services, creating programs. Especially the programs that help kids at risk and their families.

There were wise words from various sources.

But I particularly liked this comment, written on the blackboard of the library. It's from Golda Meir, Israel's fourth Prime Minister ...

“It isn't really important to decide when you are very young just exactly what you want to become when you grow up. It's much more important to decide on the way you want to live. If you are going to be honest with yourself and honest with your friends, if you are going to get involved in causes ('struggles') which are good for others, not only for yourselves, then it seems to me that that is sufficient, and maybe 'what you will be' is less important.”

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