This is one of the wisest messages I have ever seen.
TED talks are in general exceptional but the following talk by TED fellow Ernesto Sirolli is an absolute must-see.
Readers on limited bandwidth can download the talk as an audio file here, and it is also available at that link with subtitles in many languages (though unfortunately not yet Kiswahili).
For those on very slow internet, topnonprofits.org has a comprehensive written synopsis of the video.
I strongly recommend everyone interested in development and its successes and failures dedicate the time to watch, read, listen, or otherwise imbibe this phenomenal talk.
Although I had been sent the link before, slow internet meant I didn’t end up watching it till a couple of weeks ago. But I’m so glad I finally did!
The whole message is very powerful but there were some bits in particular that really struck a chord and made me think. So – go and watch it now! And I’ll be back soon with my thoughts!