Changing the story

Educator and author Stephanie Pace Marshall has spent her career exploring this question:

“What would it take to create a generative and life-affirming system of learning and schooling that liberates the goodness and genius of all children and invites and nurtures the power and creativity of the human spirit for the world?”

In this video, she tells a powerful story about what happens when we shift our thinking, we change the map. By doing this, we change the world.

Two powerful quotes that stand out:

1) “Mind shaping is world changing. When you change the story, you change the map. When you change the map, you change the landscape. When you change the landscape, you change your experiences and your choices. When you change your experiences and your choices, you can change your mind. And when you change your mind, you can change the world.”

2) “Paradox is the seed of paradigm shifting.”

Marshall, S. P. (Speaker). (2011, September 16). On the power to choose [Vimeo video]. Retrieved from

What do you think? How does this relate to your quest for meaningful work?
(Thanks to Kim W for the references!)