Because what had become clear to me and I want you to know it isn't always clear in the beginning because as I said I had been on television since I was 19 years old.
But around '94 I got really clear. So don't expect the clarity to come all at once to know your purpose right away, but what became clear to me was that I was here on earth to use television and not be used by it; to use television to illuminate the transcendent power of our better angels.
So this Angel Network, it didn't just change the lives of those who were helped, but the lives of those who also did the helping.
It reminded us that no matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe it is both possible and more importantly it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.
I saw something on the Bill Moore Show recently that so reminded me of this point. It was an interview with David and Francine Wheeler.
They lost their 7 year old son, Ben in the Sandy Hook tragedy.
And even though gun safety legislation to strengthen background checks had just been voted down in Congress at the time that they were doing this interview they talked about how they refused to be discouraged.
Francine said this, she said "Our hearts are broken but our spirits are not.
I'm going to tell them what it's like to find a conversation about change that is love, and I'm going to do that without fighting them."
And then her husband David added this, "You simply cannot demonize or vilify someone who doesn't agree with you, because the minute you do that, your discussion is over. And we cannot do that any longer.
The problem is too enormous. There has to be some way that this darkness can be banished with light."
In our political system and in the media we often see the reflection of a country that is polarized, that is paralyzed and is self-interested.
1.political system 政治体系
例句：The Chinese political system has evolved over a long period of time.
例句：Even a self-interested army stands to gain more from a society that is more productive.
3.expect to 期待去做
例句：It doesn't work so well when we're not particularly motivated to achieve our goal or don't expect to do well.
4.come together 集合
例句：We have to come together, worldwide, and "think".