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How Artificial Intelligence – and People – Can Change Your Life

Meet someone at an event?
Don’t take it too lightly.
It can change your life. It changed mine!
I was privileged to meet Marc and Jenni, two Dukies, at a Duke event which was celebrating people going back to school.  We struck up a conversation as I was leaving.  We stayed in touch, and they moved my life!
Read below:
“Here seemed to be two roads in front of us, but in fact, there was only one road that stays true to our life calling. We do not have a choice. We embrace it with all our hearts and souls. ….through Universal Giving, we are humbly called to make a difference in others’ lives.”
 
As you know, I am a lifelong believer of not only finding — but also fighting to find your calling. It’s not always so easy!
Marc and Jenni are doing it.  They are using their love of Artificial Intelligence to help bring comfort, solace and healing. Rather than use it for  straight commercial purposes, they want to devote their lives to using Artificial Intelligence for good. For healing. For help. For comfort when there is no one to turn to — or even if there is.
Read on for our series on “Compassionate AI”: Learn how Artificial Intelligence — and People — Can Change Your Life.
It did mine, and I am happy to share their story on Living and Giving.
Love, Pamela

 

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How Mahatma Gandhi Teaches Us: To Be…Love and Change, Start with You Now

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The key word here from one of our greatest leaders is ‘be.’ Every day we have a chance to be. And the most important being is loving. Being kind, gracious, and helping others. That can start today. We can and should whisk away frustration, for every moment of frustration is one not spent on being the positive force we hope to be. What type of foundation are you building? One that crumbles from exhaustion and disbelief, cynicism? Or one of solidity, brick, by brick, with each brick contributing Principle, Love, Kindness, Grace, Strength, Truth, Joy…? As Gandhi says… the other key word here is ‘you.’ No one can do this for you. Not your partner, your parents, your best friend or your spouse.  You… are the being.

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Mahatma Gandhi was a political and spiritual leader during the Indian Independence movement. He preached resistance through non-violence and mass civil disobedience. He led the Indian National Congress and advocated for the end of poverty, for women’s rights and for independence from Britain. Gandhi was deeply inspired by his Hindu faith, while also drawing on other religious philosophy, and advocating religious tolerance.

“…Bright Eyes And Genuine Smiles…Paves The Way For All Kinds Of Things To Happen.” – Peggy Dulaney

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“That meeting of bright eyes and genuine smiles is so heart-opening that it paves the way for all kinds of things to happen.” – Peggy Dulaney, Granddaughter of John. D. Rockefeller

Bright eyes, genuine smiles. Can you live this every day?  What if we greet everyone with those two simple gifts.

Your honest, clear, observant, caring eyes.

Your sincere, warm, welcoming smile.

With those two assets, you’ll change the world.

Let’s do it today.

 

Bright and Smiling,

Pamela

 

“Margaret Dulany “Peggy” Rockefeller (born 1947) is a philanthropist and the fourth child of David Rockefeller and Margaret McGrath. She is a fourth-generation member (“the cousins”) of the Rockefeller family. She is extremely committed to family and a proud grandparent…

Her most influential impact on the world is as founder and chair of the Synergos Institute, which she established in New York in 1986. The mission of the organization is to work together with its partners to “mobilize resources and bridge social and economic divides to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world”. Its most prominent public event, the “University for a Night“, brings together senior leaders from government, business and civil society in a positive dialogue on inter-sector collaboration and problem solving. She is relentlessly devoted to serving the world, traveling on service projects and site visits in the Middle East, U.K., Cuba, New York and California. She lives her mission and values everyday.” (Source: Wikipedia)

 

How Mahatma Gandhi Teaches Us: To Be…Love and Change, Start with You Now

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The key word here from one of our greatest leaders is ‘be.’ Every day we have a chance to be. And the most important being is loving. Being kind, gracious, and helping others. That can start today. We can and should whisk away frustration, for every moment of frustration is one not spent on being the positive force we hope to be. What type of foundation are you building? One that crumbles from exhaustion and disbelief, cynicism? Or one of solidity, brick, by brick, with each brick contributing Principle, Love, Kindness, Grace, Strength, Truth, Joy…? As Gandhi says… the other key word here is ‘you.’ No one can do this for you. Not your partner, your parents, your best friend or your spouse.  You… are the being.

—✶—

Mahatma Gandhi was a political and spiritual leader during the Indian Independence movement. He preached resistance through non-violence and mass civil disobedience. He led the Indian National Congress and advocated for the end of poverty, for women’s rights and for independence from Britain. Gandhi was deeply inspired by his Hindu faith, while also drawing on other religious philosophy, and advocating religious tolerance.

Learning from Chess: Develop the Habit of not Being Discouraged by Present Bad Appearances

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“And lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs; the habit of hoping for a favorable chance…”

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YCore: A Team That Takes Action

rsz_unnamedYCore is a new model of millennial volunteering which empowers passionate young people to affect social change in their local communities. A philanthropy program created for millennials, by millennials, YCore makes it engaging and rewarding for millennials to give back in a way that creates real change in their local communities

Pamela Hawley is a mentor for this amazing group of young people, and today we’re sharing a message she recently sent to the team…
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“…Bright Eyes And Genuine Smiles…Paves The Way For All Kinds Of Things To Happen.” – Peggy Dulaney

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“That meeting of bright eyes and genuine smiles is so heart-opening that it paves the way for all kinds of things to happen.” – Peggy Dulaney, Granddaughter of John. D. Rockefeller

Bright eyes, genuine smiles. Can you live this every day?  What if we greet everyone with those two simple gifts. Continue reading