Beliefs + Beauty + Impact
I believe beauty stems from our beliefs, a center from which we formulate our world views, situate our actions, and perceive others. Belief affects how we behave in our particular lives, but their influence does not stop here.
What we believe impacts how we act within the larger economic, political, and welfare spheres that shape our communities. How our beliefs act out on these stages affects the lives of those around us, before us, and after us, be that the life of a person or a plant. Our belief-inspired actions affect the health of our very planet by impacting the daily decisions we make that add up to or detract from climate change, in addition to shaping how we vote, act, and speak out against the policies and systems that shape larger-scale impact efforts. In this sense, we open and close doors to igniting change every day in both micro and macro ways. And we determine the beauty of the world and our lives through these choices.
I believe that people who desire to use their lives to influence change and add to the beauty of life, and I want to understand both how these individuals think and what we can learn from them.
Impact + Potential
To raise awareness about impact, belief, and change, I am launching the Executing on Impact (EoI) segment, where I will interview career and research professions who do not just dream of creating a lasting impact but are acting on these aspirations.
To accomplish this grand task, I want to introduce Sareen Handoush as a contributor.
Sareen is a social impact strategist who has experience conducting impact evaluations and designing social impact programs internationally for corporations and nonprofits. She currently works for Pursuit, a tech organization that trains low-income individuals for careers in tech, and serves as a CSR consultant for Parkes Philanthropy.
Together, we hope to inspire you, the reader, to investigate what beliefs are holding you back from having a greater impact in the world and to give you the tools to change the world, one belief at a time.
To learn more about how the world is changing, check out Gap Minder, a non-profit that presents data on how the UN and other international projects have been working to alleviate global suffering.