• I was taught that the world had a lot of problems; that I could struggle and change them; that intellectual and material gifts brought the privilege and responsibility of sharing with others less fortunate; and that service is the rent each of us pays for living - the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached your personal goals.

    David Halberstam, Marian Wright Edelman, Sadako N. Ogata (1991). “Japan & the U.S.: where are we today?”
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