The pages of the weekly magazines would lead you to believe that all celebs live a life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. But that's truly not the only scenario. Some use their stature (and money) to help a cause. And what bigger cause can there be than trying to save the earth? Woody Harrelson has done a lot with his name. He's gone on 'tour' promoting simple organic living, he's published a book (How To Go Further) and he even has his own eco-driven website that he started with his wife, Laura.
His website contains a poem by Woody called Thoughts From Within. Combined with compelling images, he reads his poem on his website. I've known about this video for a few years now, and it's something that just gets better each time I watch it. His distinctive voice speaks words that are so powerful, and so true, that you can't help but sit up and take notice. He says aloud what some of us are thinking, but what most of the world chooses to ignore.
I don't want to ruin the experience by quoting the whole poem here. But just to give you a taste to encourage you to see the entire thing for yourself, here's one of my favorite stanzas:
A billion people sitting watching their TV
in the room that they call living
but as for me
I see living as loving
and since there is no loving room
I sit on the grass under a tree
dreaming of the way things used to be
which of course is before the rivers and oceans, and skies were polluted.
-from Thoughts From Within, Woody Harrelson
Woody makes me smile, because for every person that he talks to, every life that he changes, that's one more person working towards environmental activism. In his book he says that the only right answer to changing the world is to change who you are and what you do. Create your own self-evolution simply by emailing the link to Woody's poem to your friends. Encourage them to send it on as well. Create a viral revolution.