Making a difference

On Thursday, one of my favorite television shows, Glee, addressed the death of one of its stars. We went through a box of tissues watching the raw grief of the actors as they said goodbye. The episode blurred the lines between fiction and reality as it asked how you measure a life.

Around this same time I saw several interviews with Malala Yousafzai, the remarkable young Pakistani woman who spoke up—against the Taliban—for the right of young girls to be educated. The Taliban retaliated by trying to assassinate her on a school bus. They almost succeeded, but she recovered—with even greater resolve, and formidable strength.

Just sixteen years old, Malala has already had a profound impact on the world. Her steadfastness and conviction…and her optimism…are an inspiration to all. She makes us better.

Here are two excellent interviews:

PBS Newshour interview with Margaret Warner: http://youtu.be/G8gCNPUFIpo

Daily Show interview with Jon Stewart: http://youtu.be/gjGL6YY6oMs

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