“You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist
Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.
Her 50-something years work in conservation and animal welfare issues was acknowledged in 2002, when she was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Jane’s life work has been captured in dozens of books, and her many documentaries. There is even a 2002 TED talk about what separates us from chimpanzees. In it, she joyfully entertained the audience with her passion, authenticity, and purposeful adventures.
What purposeful difference have, can you, and will you make in your various communities? What would you like people to say upon your passing, to acknowledge and celebrate your contribution to the world?