In Zoe’s new book, Most Good, Least Harm, she talks about the importance of modeling your message as one of the keys to living a MOGO life. Our Executive Director, Khalif, recently shared a link to the video below, created by Child Friendly Australia. The video does a terrific job of reflecting back to us just how powerfully we model messages to our kids.
(Note: If the above doesn't play, go here to see the video.)
The same is true for everyone. As Gandhi said, “My life is my message,” and we send all manner of messages in the every day choices and actions we take. Are we kind and patient with the check out clerk, even though he’s taking forever to ring up our purchases? How do we react to the woman who cuts in front of us in line? How do we behave when our friend falsely accuses us? What message are we sending when we choose to stop at a fast food restaurant? How do we respond to the person, planet or animal in need? What do our choices say about our message, our values?
What messages are you modeling?