David Rudolf is a public defender. He’s been working in the criminal justice system in the US for 44 years. (See him in the Netflix true crime series The Staircase). Rather than seeing himself as defending people who may or may not have committed a crime, he sees himself as a helping those who are at their lowest point. Semantics aside, he does a job that few people could do; helping those who society is preparing to punish.
In a recent interview with Russell Brand, he said that as he nears the end of his career in criminal justice, he is looking at the social justice arena for a new direction. He was in the UK speaking to groups about The Staircase and other justice issues. When Russell asked what he hoped to achieve from his speaking tour, he stumbled on his words. This erudite and eloquent man had trouble saying he wanted to inspire people to go out and ‘be ripples from the stone he had thrown’.
Why do people struggle to say they want to inspire positive qualities in others? What’s wrong with that? I mean, deadshits and despots aren’t afraid to say they want to inspire people. I want to inspire people to create meaning in their lives, to aim for health and wellness, in body, mind and spirit, to fully embrace life and to be kind to others while they’re at it. And I want to surround myself with people who inspire me to do the same.
People inspiring me right now!
My friends Kath, Kate and Kate! Ha! How funny is that! That’s gotta be more than a coincidence!
Christianne from the Bookwifery Podcast.
Alexa and the crew at Write.Publish.Sell
Loving The History Chicks as I prepare to write two strong female characters for Nanowrimo. One is a modern woman who doesn’t know how strong she really is, and the other is a Druid acolyte who knows herself to the bone.