Education must be based on the fundamental rhythm of life itself—the wish to grow, to extend oneself, to break out of one’s shell. It must seek to place people on the track to self-improvement. It cannot be authoritarian; it must seek to enhance a person’s progress with his agreement and to his satisfaction.

Stories of Hope

The Spirit of Reverence for Life

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai will be forever remembered for empowering women and protecting our planet. She also promoted the Japanese “mottainai” spirit—treasuring life and wasting nothing.