It’s so powerful when people all do something in unison, especially something that reminds us about what connects us as humans, rather than what divides us.
Research has consistently shown that having a sense of purpose in life — regardless of when in life you find it — can reap extraordinary benefits, including even increased longevity. Simply put, find your mission in life, and you’ll have more life to achieve it.
Even before there was an Internet, working from her Apple 2E in the school library, Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain knew that computers had the potential to connect people from all over the world. Jason takes us through Tiffany’s hilarious beginnings as a CD-Rom maker to today, where she is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and leader of Character Day, coming up on September 13th.
As we absorb the disturbing news these days, it’s clear that it’s time to recalibrate and revisit some fundamental questions that humans have been asking since the beginning of time: What kind of people do we want to be?
The idea of the day is to get us all talking about “the importance of character building in today’s increasingly distracted and overly-connected world.” Sounds to us at Lion’s Roar like a very good thing to do. Perhaps the place to start is to ask, What are the characteristics of the Buddhist view of a positive character?