Amy Goodman's rallying cry for engaged young people

Amy Goodman's rallying cry for engaged young people

Things I Learned Along the Way — Huck’s Fiftieth Anniversary Special collects lessons learned and creative advice from fifty of the most inspiring people we know. Each day we’ll be sharing a new excerpt from the magazine. Today we hear from the face of Democracy Now!, journalist Amy Goodman. Goodman shines a light on unheard voices, exposing the veil of deception dropped by corporations, politicians and their cohorts in the press. But the real battle, she says, has yet to be won.

#39 – Amy Goodman

“Ultimately, my message for any young person is this. To pursue what you believe in. To follow your passion. And to commit yourself to making the world better than it was when you were born. I really, deeply believe if we all do that, we can’t go wrong. You know, Martin Luther King said, “The arc of history is long but it bends towards justice.” That doesn’t just happen. It happens because people, out of their pain, their frustration and their beliefs in humanity, will make it happen. You know, we can’t – we will not just achieve democracy. We have to fight for it every day. And no matter what avenue you choose, through art, through healthcare, through journalism, through electoral office, or challenging those in electoral office – whatever portal through which you choose to see the sea, what counts is that we do together. I think you should follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.”

This is just a short excerpt from Huck’s Fiftieth Special, a collection of fifty personal stories from fifty inspiring lives.

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