As you may know I live in Johannesburg, the New York City of Africa. And we have this talk radio station 702 which is very popular. My favourite show is the Tim Modise show from 9am-12 every week day. I highly recommend you listen to him via the Internet on www.702.co.za and especially his weekly interview with Dr Helgo Schomer a Psychologist from University of Cape Town. Well one day Tim played Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and took a number of calls. Now for those of you who don’t know me I can be very nostalgic.
So recently I decided to track down a audio file of this great speech which I could listen to it again. This is the kinds of things I wish they will incorporate into the History curriculum in high schools. A focus on the contribution of people like Martin Luther King Jr that can inspire young people growing up in a world filled with turmoil. The attitude that King had in his life comes from a deep moral conviction. You know he was a Baptist Minister and that comes through very strongly in his speech. And this is something I plan to emulate in my own public talks.
And remember if you want to feel enthusiastic, act enthusiastic…!