Some might say we gave up and dropped out, but it was more than that. We chose, rather, to try to change the world by example rather than by protest or force, so off we went to test our theories and beliefs.
Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.
'The idea is to die young as late as possible.' It might sound to some like a gimmick but I smiled. What a great challenge it is to keep the eyes of a beginner, the eternal enthusiasm of discovery when you grow up and old.
How can we say we are building a business model if so many of us building it are following the charity model ourselves? As we tell businesses that they can do well by doing good, how many of us are remaining content to do good without doing well?
It is time for ordinary individuals to step up to some of the most profound and relevant philosophical questions in our history and confront the fact that "who we are" and what we believe may be more important than what we do.
I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.
Rather than fighting to save his own skin and to skewer others who are in and out of the Oval Office nearly as much as he is, Emanuel needs to help champion a sensible transition to a more effective team.
When you and I look at one and the same object of reality, say a hat, and you think it is great looking and I think it's heinous, the only thing that both of us can agree on is that "it is what it is."
Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.