Beneath humanity’s surface desires, they all boil down to each person wanting to be happy and to be living their life purpose. For World Unity Week, Marilyn Tam shared excerpts from her Happiness and Meaning of Life video interviews series with accomplished and happy people and her insights on happiness. This presentation was part of Rotary eClub of World Peace’s contribution to World Unity Week and was sponsored by Us Foundation.
Bill Shireman is President of the non-profit Future 500, and Co-Founder of In This Together. He’s an environmental activist, a social progressive, a free-market enthusiast and a life-long Republican committed to finding common ground between different perspectives. Bill’s built alliances between companies like Coca-Cola, General Motors, Weyerhaeuser, and Mitsubishi, with activists like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Global Exchange.
Linda Akutagawa volunteered at LEAP, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics in between jobs because she believed in the mission. Now decades later she is still there, as CEO, inspiring and developing hundreds of thousands of American Asian and Pacific Islander youth and business and government executives to step up to a diversity of leadership roles. She shows how when you are open and aware, you will find your road to happiness and your life purpose.
Sandra Yancey is a remarkable community builder and founder of eWomenNetwork, a multi-million $ success. She is recognized by CNN as an American Hero for her business and serving her community while raising a family and maintaining a loving 38-year marriage. Sandra’s mother came from Mexico, and she was raised on welfare after her father died young.
Howard Schiffer so believed in following his meaning for life that he re-mortgaged his house, worked full time for five years at another job, while starting Vitamin Angels in his bedroom. He shares in this interview why he’s happier than he’s ever been and why he gave up so much to do something “not for the money”.
Hyepin Im, former U.S. Presidential Appointee is President/Founder of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering churches and nonprofits and a voice for the Asian American community. Since its beginning in 2001 FACE has had over 800 partners ranging from the White House to Fortune 500 companies.
Arun Gandhi grandson of Mohandas"Mahatma" Gandhi is a lifelong humanitarian and founder and president of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute. He also founded M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence (1981). His life’s work is spreading the message of nonviolence worldwide rescuing and training impoverished children to break the poverty cycle teaching nonviolence to inmates in correctional facilities and supporting poor families.