Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nike’s Tear-Jerker Ad Celebrates Women

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Yes, Nike’s new commercial celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX uses “empowerment” to sell us stuff, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love it anyway.

The ad spot honors women athletes for facing up to sexism, breaking barriers and taking on The Man (so to speak). Featuring boxer Marlen Esparza, marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson and basketball star Lisa Leslie, the commercial cleverly revisits the dark ages of women’s athletics, when women and sports weren’t supposed to mix.

How to change the world

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When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world…I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

one more related topic on change yourself

“You’d best change your point of view. Stop blaming me, thinking I’m the problem. If you think I’m the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change but themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.” – Robert T Kiyosaki