I will say this again. On every continent, think of the struggles in Latin America; think of the political struggles and social and economic struggles in America; think of what's going on in Asia; think of what's going on in Africa;
think of how Europe is dealing with this influx from the Middle East of the largest number of refugees since World War II, and all the conflicts within all these countries, and whether they should keep Europe together.
Every single one of these is part of an ongoing battle to define the terms of our interdependence.
Will we do it in positive or negative terms?
Are we going to expand the definition of us and shrink the definition of them, or shall we just hunker down in the face of uncomfortable realities and just stick with our own crowd?
It will be a bleaker future if you do that.
Set the world on fire with your imagination, not with your matches.
Set the world on fire by proving that what we have in common is a million times more important than our admittedly utterly fascinating differences.
If every day we all get a little better in seeing everyone we encounter physically or virtually, if we remember that a very short life, the things that we share that are even more than the things about us that are special.
So do well. Do good.
Have a good time doing it, and remember, it's the journey that matters.
Set the world on fire in the right way.
God bless you.