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Using Your Power For Good

by Adam J. Kurtz

Using Your Power For Good
Each of us holds an innate power to do great things, and as creatives, we have a unique set of skills for putting that power to work. Whether your talent is rooted in words, images, organization, persuasion or just plain having an audience, it is both a manifestation of that core ability and a method to harness it.

Part of recognizing your power is acknowledging your obligation to use it to stand up for what’s right. There’s so much in the world that needs our attention. Some things could simply benefit from a little compassion. Other issues are more complex and require deliberate steps towards change. Remember that you have the ability to create impact of some kind, and when your power is rooted in communication, your silence speaks volumes. You have the tools to do at least something, so please try. Use your power for good. –Adam J. Kurtz

Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good
Using Your Power For Good

 


THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM: Life Advice For Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz


 

Adam J. Kurtz Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author of several books including the international-bestselling 1 Page at a Time journal. His dark (but optimistic) humor comes to life in an offbeat line of gifts and small trinkets. Follow @ADAMJK for more.

 

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Comments

  • This might be my favorite features of yours (Adam) so far! Thank you for spreading a wealth of ideas in how we can individually contribute our creativity and resources to the community and help make the world a better place. Sharing this with friends!

    Eternally,
    Rosie

  • I believe in everything you say here. But it seems like we are too often working within the comfort zone of our own community where what we believe, say and do is easily supported. Recently I had a lively political discussion with a 90 year old woman. What was not surprising is that she’s hasn’t been approached by someone with my point of view. We need to remember this when we reach out, it’s vital to include the generations that rely on television, radio (yes), and newspapers as their source of information. More of them vote than any other group. Going beyond digital media and like-minded souls will be essential in creating the change we are hoping for.

  • This post just made my day! Thank you for sharing such inspiring and uplifting words. I work as a designer in the social sector, and it is very easy to lose sight of the larger goals when I get bogged down with details both at work and in my own personal life. This was a great reminder of why I, and so many others, do what we do. These are a set of principles that extend into all aspects of my life, and I think the world would be a better place if we all took these words to heart, especially in this day and age.

  • What wise words, as always. I love your posts because they are always relevant and actually quite serious, but presented in a playful way that makes the information less intimidating. Bravo. I especially like the part about seeking community, and learning what is already happening out there before you jump in with your own “big idea.” Of course there is always room for more ideas, but sometimes you can be more helpful supporting an idea that already exists and needs your input. Thank you!

  • Any chance you could make a t-shirt out of some of these?? Would love to have one to wear to the Women’s march on Washington! Either way, thank you for sharing your thoughts and clever art!

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