I had the great privilege of seeing an amazing play the other night that was based on the interviews done by David Frost with Richard Nixon, after the Watergate debacle. It was an incredible piece of art that really allowed the audience the opportunity to discover the author’s point without him having to come right out to say it. The play focused on the power of the media. In fact, the quote I posted last night was from an interview David Frost did with Malcom X!
I was blown away by how obvious it made the responsibility of the media. The media at large runs the population, more than anything, the media is in charge of the influence that changes the nation and ultimately the world.
To be honest this kind of responsibility is quite frightening. But then I try and remind myself that as long as I am honest about the things I am doing and the things I believe in, it is all good. However, sometimes that is, in fact, the most challenging thing to do.
I can wax poetic forever, but actually claiming anything as concrete truth for me and following up is where I fall short. I do know that I love people, and I am overwhelmed with our capacity to think and grow. I always want to support these two things and hopefully inspire others to do the same. If we understood how amazing it is that we are alive and live in the world we live in, what a miracle that is, then we would have no need for violence.
So, I suppose the thing I believe in is the value of life and the inspiration of human beings.
Sorry about the slight diatribe!
I should have the next inspired conversation up soon!