Tag Archives: hero

The Wild Truth: Was Chris McCandless trauma victim, hero, or just a lost seeker? Why his celebrity doesn’t teach us as much as we might think…

Much has been written about Chris McCandless’ fatal journey Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer’s biography made into a successful movie. Now Carine McCandless’ book shares the backstory she asked Krakauer to minimize, and what a difference it makes when we think of her brother’s early death! Krakauer’s story turned McCandless into a modern day luddite […]

#Leadership Greatness: We all want it, but is it really all that!?

Michael Blumenthal says it all in this poem that busts the myth mystique and celebrates real leadership!

Teenage Defender of First Nations Rights Becomes Literal Superhero

Originally posted on The Stake:
This article originally appeared at YES! Magazine. This week, we got our first glimpse of DC Comics’ newest character: a teenage girl from James Bay, Canada—and a member of the Cree, one of the largest First Nations in North America. Created by writer Jeff Lemire, this character is inspired by real-life…

Mandela Coverage: The Banality of Goodness

Originally posted on pundit from another planet:
FW de Klerk Nelson Mandela, right, in May 1990 in Cape Town. ‘The Nobel peace prize was rightly shared between Mandela and De Klerk, a sharing ignored by almost all the obituaries. There were two good men in Cape Town in 1990.’ Photograph: Denis Farrell/AP Simon Jenkins writes:  Enough…

Update: Gabby (Gabrielle) Douglas, Movie of the Week Leader/Celebrity

It’s not really fair, but I felt like rolling my eyes when I found out Lifetime will air a biopic about gymnast Gabby (Gabrielle) Douglas in 2014. After all, the girl is a remarkable athlete and a mostly dignified, charming celebrity. She’s climbed nimbly up on the Olympic pedestal, and balances there with aplomb. Lifetime […]

The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For

Originally posted on The Stake:
This article originally appeared at YES! Magazine. This week, millions of Americans will gather in theaters to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While for many the film is little more than big-budget Hollywood pop fare, for others the story will dramatically shape the way they see the world’s economic…

Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Five ways his leadership changed the world

Yesterday, when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95, the world mourned. Mandela changed us by changing his country, and by embodying a changing story — from revolutionary to ruler, he modeled healing leadership with determination, grace and consistency. From the beginning, chosen to be the figurehead of the anti-Apartheid movement, Mandela embodied change. […]