How do we cultivate compassion?

Credit: 30 Summit Video Cap.

In a video clip provided by 30 summit, Elizabeth Broad gives insight into her life as an activist while discussing issues that she feels are vital for community progress, by raising some intriguing questions. Let’s talk about, first watch the clip:

Elizabeth expresses her views as a passionate activist about the global economic crisis and the need to escape the fear based mentality, which binds most people from being architects of social change. She opens up by revealing her desire to explore the ideas of motivation and inspiration. She probes the question, “What inspires you ?” to her guests of activists and experts. What really inspires them ? What makes an activist any more different than the rest of us? What can be learned from this? Why can’t we all be activists of what we are most passionate about?

Elizabeth advises a multitude of possible solutions that can ensure a safer future and stay here on Earth. She first talks about her top two concerns, climate change and the economic crisis. She believes that we all should be taking a more aggressive approach in lessening our fossil fuel dependence. While simultaneously unearthing new details about the economic crisis.

Here are some of the questions she asked:

  • How do we cultivate compassion and tolerance?
  • Where would we be if we weaned ourselves of fossil fuels, while transitioning to better resources such as Solar Power, Wind,
    and Geothermal?
  • How do we go about inspiring people to become “change agents”, while making it as diverse as possible ?

About Elizabeth (Betta) Broad:

Elizabeth (Betta) Broad is a native New Yorker and long-time activist for progressive causes; from working in the labor movement, as a grassroots organizer and lobbyist for fair trade, to representing a youth-led peace organization at the United Nations, and fighting for the repeal of the racist Rockefeller Drug Laws. After managing a Brooklyn community arts space and organic cafe, Betta began producing concerts for peace and other events designed to foster positive social change. For the past four years, as Deputy Director of Earth Day New York Betta was responsible for producing the major Earth Day festivals in Manhattan- most recently in Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. Betta serves on the board of directors of Brooklyn for Peace and lives in Bed Stuy where she enjoys walking with her friendly pit bull, Dante.|

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