Keeping it in perspective

As our system leaders squabble over millions and millions of wasted tax dollars, charges of racism and budget cutbacks for our teachers and staff, we offer a reminder that people around the globe suffer serious challenges the likes of which we will never know, yet their human spirit, ingenuity and talent survive intact. Their grace should shame us all.

This amazing video tells the story of the brilliant and resilient people in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay who turn trash into instruments and form a beautiful orchestra.

Watch it and be humbled.

Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.

It’s also accessible via Facebook by clicking here.

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One Response to Keeping it in perspective

  1. mike p says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful video. It does put things into perspective, and it should give us a reason to step back and think.

    I am thankful that I am a teacher. I am thankful for my students. I am thankful for the professionals with which I share my days. I am thankful for the community in which I teach and live. Yes, there are wrongs and unfairness. I hope and when possible I will work to address both. Like many, I await the results of the SACS report and the lawsuit addressing the teacher’s retirement issue, as well as redistricting and SPLOST/construction issues among other things. I trust that fair, sensible, and longterm answers/solutions will be found and we as a county may move forward. I appeal to the better angels of our nature. We must reach out to one another to find common ground, to extend hands and hearts, and to shoulder the burden of repairing this system. We are capable of greatness – as once we were and can be again. It will take more than believing, it will take effort from everyone of us, but we can see it through. Our children are counting on it.

    Have a great holiday season. Be thankful for something. Help others. Rest. The New Year will bring its challenges and responsibilities.

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