In my first year as a staff assistant working at the U.S. Department of Education, I attended a lot of meetings. Six years removed there are few that I remember, but one lingers in my mind. Looking across the table at the people who had gathered, I remember saying something to the effect of: “Wait, are you telling me there are potentially trafficked kids in our schools?”
I’m continually learning about the power of words. Do words shape our thinking or does our thinking shape our words? Is it a little bit of both? You may interpret the following as me being picky or over-sensitive. I hope that I’m not. I’m just letting you in on some of my own struggle with words, their meaning and power.
We’re always really encouraged when people look at where they are and ask the question — “What can I do to give back?” You don’t have to quit school or change careers to start working for good in the world. Many times, those making the biggest impact are the ones who take where they already are and attempt to work it for good. Our friends at Modify Watches are just the latest example of a group of people doing just that.