Most sustainable improvements in community occur when citizens discover their own power to act…when citizens stop waiting for professionals or elected leadership to do something, and decide they can reclaim what they have delegated to others.
If you want to change the world … find the piece of your city that needs fixing, find the issue that you think is important — be it environment, be it social, be it cultural, what is it that you’re passionate about — and start to participate in the city that you live in and use the tools given to you through your training to articulate alternate realities which could inspire others and maybe shape the future of your city in one small way. ~ Gregory Henriquez
Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. ~ Susan Sontag
It is the ability of citizens to care that creates strong communities and able democracies. ~ John McKnight
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