If I asked you what “moral courage” meant to you, what would you say? After all, we all know what “normal” courage means – bravery to overcome something that we’re fearful of. But moral courage? That’s a little different. The accepted definition is, …the willingness to face not physical danger but emotional pain, disapproval, financial […]
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June is Gay Pride month, with events happening globally recognizing the victories, and ongoing struggles, of the LGBQT community. But a movement in Boston to start a Straight Pride parade has led to a backlash against the organizers. So, should there be a “Straight Pride”? One of the organizers, John Hugo, states, Straight people are […]
Today I want to talk about how sports can connect us. It’s an old saying, and one that doesn’t necessarily transfer across all sports (or at least, sports fans), but in this case it’s particularly true. This is a story about an immigrant, Nav Bhatia, who came to Canada in the 80’s. It’s a story […]
The core mantra at Be The Connected is making change. Change in our mindset. Change in the world. It just takes us to find that one thing we have in common as a starting point, and the rest can follow from there. John Lennon had the same thoughts decades ago, and it resulted in the […]
If you were to believe the ramblings of a certain President over in the U.S., you’d think that religion (or a certain faith/belief) is responsible for all the ills of the world. Indeed, if you were to believe that person, you’d want to see these groups of people harassed, thrown out a country, stopped from […]