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February 22, 2010

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I have a photo of the parliament building in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a screen saver on my computer. I chose this screen saver because it reminds me of one of my favorite documentaries, My Architect, about Louis Khan. In the movie, we learn that Khan designed this building as a way to prepare the Bangladeshi people for a democracy when they were ready for it. It reminds me to have vision in the face of extreme barriers - cultural, physical and psychological.

One of my tutors noticed this photo the other day on my computer and proclaimed, "Oh, I love that movie!" We spent the next 20 minutes communing around our impressions and feelings about the movie.

I'd say we now understand a bit more of each other because we shared the observation of something awe-inspiring and beautiful.

I get lots of emails. I only forward the ones that really stand out to me. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are interesting, but mostly they are awe inspiring.

It takes a lot for me to be awe inspired. But when I have been, I do want to share it with others. And I love this idea of emotional communion. That is the objective of social networking isn't it?

great article. Time and life is precious...the only links I go to are those that I feel will be of worth to me personally, and I always feel grateful and connected to the sender.

I think that anytime we share what we love, we're sharing ourselves. It might be small, but that's integral to growing and to building good relationships. You can't love someone without knowing them at least a little.

So true... Great post, Whitney. I think this is why we tell stories. And when they're truly good stories, they create the common ground on which we can connect.

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  • When I took a sabbatical from Wall Street to pursue a different dream and help others live theirs, I learned that women in the U.S. may be placated, even pampered, but because we aren't dreaming, we are also desperate and depressed. Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from academic studies to pop culture, dare to dream encourages us to dream. And then to act on our dreams.

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