The next stop of my “Treasure – Change the World Tour” was LA. This stop was behind anything I have imagined and made me add a little to my tour. I met so may inspiring people with meaningful projects that I decided to start writing about those that I met along the way even though I know my version of their stories will never make them justice – yet what an energy, a ripple effect beyond words created by people and their good intentions, actions and choices.
The first people I met out of the airport and immediately found to be trusted was two young men on their way to a finance conference. They wish to stay anonomous for the sake of their clients. Every day they work to change the world hired by a corporation supporting families and individuals in need to set their finances straight and to get back on their feet financially. It was quite interesting to talk to them and hear about their jobs. Also to observe them in the streets of LA – the way they were determined to make those feeling inferior or struggling in the streets feeling worthy, feeling that all hope was not lost and that they were important. I was very impressed by these two young men, their attitude to the world and their view on life.
They were living life with little boundaries decided by the norm of our society but of what made them feel alive. At one point I said to one of them:”You are beyond crazy”. He replied:” You are the one traveling the world, having given up all stability and possession in your life to try and make a positive change, to make people aware that we can change the world – and spending your time with two young men that you have never met before. I don’t know which one of us are most crazy.” Touché…
Their great passion was to be on the side of those in need, fighting against banks and other industries that they perceived keeping people down and from paying back their loans due to high interests rates calculated and determined by mechanisms only serving those already on top of their games – earning money from those who have nothing amongst others due to the unnatural high interest rates set by banks and other financial institutions. I hope that we can some day create a system that support the banks, their clients and the world – so that all parties win. Whatever is the whole truth to this perspective and whatever way you twist or turn it – I was just happy to meet such inspirational young men living to make a difference.
After having spent some time with these men, who challenges my perspectives on many levels (which I see as a positive when traveling and wanting to create change – if I shouldn’t be challenged in my perspectives then who should).
As Einstein said; “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”. So we need to allow ourselves to be challenged on our status quo of this world, we need to have the courage to dare, dare to care…
I continued alone in Los Angeles and met more and wonderful people making a difference. I am continuously amazed when speaking to many different people – I get to see how many amazing people really strive to make a difference on so many levels while doing what they are good at, creating exceptional results for their companies, for the people in their stakeholder chain and the world we live in.
Best of energies,
Christel Rosenkilde Christensen