An Evening with a Senator

Happy monday fellow students/blog readers!

This past Wednesday night, I had the experience to brighten up hump day by attending an event at 6th & I in Washington D.C. I was fortunate enough to hear New Jersey senator Cory Booker, my favorite political figure, speak about his new book, United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. He really inspires me to never be complacent about my social justice passion, which is part of what has driven me to become a social worker.

I took notes during the lecture, and I wanted to share some of the most important lessons I learned from his speech:

  • We should all be striving for beyond tolerance, we should be striving more for love.
  • It is easier to raise strong children than to fix broken men
  • You may not be able to change the world, but you can change somebody’s world
  • What we need to repent for and focus on is the appalling silence and passiveness of the good people, opposed to the sins of the evil
  • We should not be constantly preaching, we should just call upon each other to live our best lives
  • The most important conversations that you have everyday are the ones that you have with yourself
  • As Cory was taught by his mentor, he always remembers to ‘stay faithful’

I hope that you enjoy the messages he relayed as much as I did!


I hope that everyone has a great week 🙂

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