Friday, September 26, 2014

TED - You Can Move Beyond Your Past

Last week on the TED Radio Hour there were two powerful  TED speakers who both showed that your past does not define you. Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist who grew up in a violent and hateful environment but chose to devote his life to understanding and peace.  Shaka Senghor was young man full of rage who went to prison for committing murder but was able to transform himself into an advocate for non-violence.

How does this relate to injustice in the divorce system? If Ebrahim can overcome his upbringing then a lawyer can certainly choose to act ethically even if he or she operates in an unethical environment. And if Senghor can reform himself after murdering a man then surely those who committed perjury, forgery or fraud or who simply knowingly lied can redeem themselves.

Zak Ebrahim

Shaka Senghor

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