This is a TED talk. You can see this and many other talks that inspire and capture the imagination at http://www.ted.com. there are a range of topics including technology, business building, entertainment, and science.
This is an awe inspiring story told by Alberto Cairo, a physiotherapist who leads the International Red Cross’ orthopaedic rehabilitation work in Afghanistan.
He’s spent the past two decades in this war-ravaged nation, far from his native Italy, helping an estimated 100,000 Afghan landmine and accident victims learn to find the strength within themselves to not only walk, but also to hope, again.
In a country where the disabled are generally given pity but no rights, Alberto found a way through micro-loans, positive discrimination schemes and home schooling, to give tens of thousands of disabled Afghans a job and a sense of dignity and pride.
This has nothing to do with financial planning, business coaching or business building but it does have a lot to do with empathy, care, kindness and respect for other human beings. We could do with a lot more people like Alberto Cairo in the world today.
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Check out Griffith Aikido at http://www.griffithaikido.com.au. Aikido is a highly refined Japanese system of self protection. It is a martial art where the ultimate aim is to not to fight or to hurt an opponent, but to develop inner peace and hone a positive spirit. As we all come to learn, the only real control is self control. As O Sensei once said, “True victory is self-victory.”
This mysterious art is practiced all over the world by people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It’s teachings are metaphors for living life as well as positive business building, regardless of circumstance or adversity. We actively promote peace, one student at a time.