I know that not all of my readers have children, but when I ran across this quote, I had to share its impact:
"Both my parents gave themselves permission to pursue their dreams in life, to do something really excellent that was theirs."
This is what Bill Drayton tells author David Bornstein in the book How to Change the World. Drayton is the founder of Ashoka, an organization that is empowering social entrepreneurs around the world. Quite truthfully, Drayton's impact is immeasurable.
It's a good thing his parents weren't chained to jobs they hated and were willing to try something radical so he could do the same, in his own important way.