One of the questions you may often get from people is why you decided to follow a certain path in life, why you chose a particular business or profession to pursue – or perhaps why you decided to change gears and reinvent yourself at some point in your life.
In the radio and TV interviews I have been doing lately, I get this question a lot.
Why am so passionately committed to helping people unleash their unique and authentic voice and gain confidence and ease in speaking in public, so that they can realize their full potential and live a rewarding life full of true meaning?
Everyone we encounter—even those we encounter through the media—have the ability to teach us about ourselves, especially if we can become nonjudgmental observers. This is true with our political candidates too. This is not a piece about who is better suited to become president but is instead about what we, as observers, can learn about how we care and manage ourselves in tumultuous dialogues.
“Howards End” (1992, original release; 2016, re-release). Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel West, James Wilby, Adrian Ross Magenty, Nicola Duffett. Director: James Ivory. Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Book: E.M. Forster, Howards End. Web site. Trailer.
A little kindness goes a long way, sometimes much further than any of us might expect. That’s a meaningful lesson for those who need some gentle nudges in that direction, and it’s an imperative for anyone who brazenly puts self-interest before all else. Such is the message of the 1992 award-winning screen classic “Howards End,” recently released in theaters in a digitally restored 25th anniversary edition.