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Courage – In Memory Of Martin Luther King, Jr

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr – who is the ultimate of Living In Courage, I share some of his wise words with you that are very timely.  This is from his commencement speech “The American Dream” delivered at Lincoln University on June 6, 1961.

All this is simply to say that all life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people cannot expect to live more than twenty or thirty years, no man can be totally healthy, even if he just got a clean bill of health from the finest clinic in America. Strangely enough, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way the world is made.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Debra Oakland @ Living In Courage Online