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Langston Hughes Academy Motivation 4 Monday

November 4, 2013

PITW #1: Challenge Cynicism– Wherever You Find It.

The first step towards putting idealism to work is to reject cynicism and embrace idealism. All successful human endeavors — from breakthrough inventions like the telephone to great social leaps forward like the Civil Rights Movement— begin with the assumption that change is possible. Nothing is more destructive today than the growth of cynicism, a pervasive negativity — an habitual scoffing — that ridicules positive initiative, questions everyone’s motives, and assumes the worst in people and institutions. Learn to recognize cynicism, in all its forms.

Challenge cynicism everywhere, especially within City Year itself.

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