The Elders' words of wisdom
- By Richard Branson -
- May 10, 2012
Spent the past few days at an Elders meeting and as ever have been inspired by the wisdom of Arch, Lahkdar Brahimi and the rest of The Elders. Wanted to share some of their insights.
From Arch: “If there are oppressors I will always speak against them.”
“We do not want our chains more comfortable, we want them removed.”
“I weep for the oppressors as they are destroying themselves as well as others.”
“If we can’t speak out against the bombings – who can? It is a disgrace to all of humankind that life can be so cheap.”
From Lakhdar Brahimi: “We need to challenge the way the world is organised – within countries and between countries.”
Another great quote at the Elders meeting today from a Chinese philosopher: “The distant waters do not satisfy the urgent thirst.”
For more about the Elders and their inspiring work for peace around the world – and to share your comments and ideas - go to www.theElders.org.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group