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Thursday Thought: Awareness Into Action from MountainFilm

MountainFilm logoAs many of you know, I’m down here in Telluride for MountainFilm, which this year is focused on the theme of Awareness Into Action.

This afternoon, I attended a symposium on “Do It Yourselfers” who have turned their personal awareness and passions into concrete, successful actions that are changing our world.

There were some amazing, provocative, and inspiring quotes that came out of the sessions, so I thought I’d share them with you as a little inspiring Thursday Thought. Enjoy!

Blessed were the days before you read a president’s message. Blessed are they who never read a newspaper. [They are blessed] for as long as you know of it, you are particeps criminis. What business have you, if you are an “angel of light,” to be pondering over the deeds of darkness?

– Henry David Thoreau, 1861, taken from Ben Skinner’s talk

One person can make a difference, and every person should try.

– John F. Kennedy, from Dan Austin’s talk

It is one’s mind which creates the world.

– Buddha, from Shannon Galpin’s talk

You keep talking about what everybody else ain’t doing. But, what the hell are you doing about it all?

Hilton Kelley

If you’re not an activist, you’re just a spectator. Don’t go through life as a spectator.

Hilton Kelley

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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