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In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young change maker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an organization that is promoting change and that is not afraid to fail forward—we want to shine a spotlight on them and their work in the hope that it will spark a new movement to #BeFearless.
As Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, wrote in a recent thought piece, “The old way of doing things is simply no longer effective in this new world. It’s time for us all to take risks on new ideas, approaches, and initiatives. It’s time for us to be bold, to act with urgency, and to resist the tendency to let caution be our guide. It’s time for us to Be Fearless.” Will you join us?
Questions with No Answers:
In a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his obsession with questions that no one (yet) knows the answers to—What does it feel like to be a dog? Why can't we see evidence of alien life? How many universes are there? Are you hooked yet? Here’s to the unending and fearless quest for answers to questions that seemingly have no answers.
You can find more TED-Ed videos on their new YouTube channel: youtube.com/TEDEd.
Donate Your Voice:
Actor Matt Damon and Co-Founder of Water.org Gary White teamed up to ask readers to donate their voice on World Water Day (March 22) in the hopes that it will help raise awareness about the global water and sanitation crisis. In a recent Huffington Post Impact piece, Damon and White acknowledge that:
“It's hard to relate when you have water at the turn of the tap, the option to buy bottled water at the 7-11 down the block, and can access a toilet within 100 yards most anywhere you go… [Yet,] today, almost one in eight people on the planet won't be able to secure even a glass of safe water to drink. More than twice as many people won't be able to experience the dignity of using a toilet. For women, this mostly means waiting until the cover of night to defecate which may provide some level of privacy but of course doesn't come without personal risk. They may sound unrelated but water and toilets couldn't be more linked.”
They ask that readers go to Waterday.org and in one easy step, “Water.org will automatically post a fact to your account and invite your friends and followers to join you. Each day, through March 24 only, your community will automatically receive a fact or story, shared by you. This is your chance to use your platform for good and help lead the way to solving the global clean water crisis.”