What is the Measure of a good life?
Julia Bolz is a women’s rights activist providing social guidance to countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and Central Asia. She founded the Journey with an Afghan School program after 9/11 to help bridge the cultural divide between the U.S. and Afghanistan particularly by increasing the educational opportunities afforded to young women. Before joining the grassroots movement for gender equality, she worked at one of Seattle’s most prestigious law firms, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland. She received Seattle’s Tom C. Wales Citizenship Award for her combined humanitarian efforts. Bolz graduated from Smith College.
Question: What is the measure of a good life?
Julia Bolz: Gosh. I wish I knew the answer to that. I think that it is living your life in a way that you’re able to be a good servant. And to be able to help people in a way that not only brings them joy, but brings you joy as well. Because what happens is that when you’re on the right journey and you’re “in the groove” per se, I think that light within us really shines. And it not only shines within us, but it shines all around us as well.
July 4, 2007
To be a good servant.
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