Monday, June 14

Holy Fools’ Day


"Joseph Campbell called them Holy Fools. Steve Jobs called them the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, and the troublemakers.... When they band together, Margaret Meade called them a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens. They all knew that the people who believe they can change the world are the ones who do."--Rebecca Campbell, author

I know you've heard of April Fools' Day, but have you heard of Holy Fools' Day? Gail Larsen, head of the Real Speaker's Academy, declared April 1st as Holy Fools' Day in 2014. She became intrigued with Joseph Campbell's statement that holy fools threaten the world as we know it with its systems and structures. I'd rather think of April 1st as a day to celebrate people who care enough about the world to try to change it for the better than as a day to play practical jokes on each other, even if some of those jokes are funny.

I like these questions that Gail asks so that we can ignite our Holy Fools; and I'd like to share them with you not as an advertisement for her work, but in hopes that they do indeed move you to action in the world around you.


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