Some time ago, I was idly surfing the web, I came across this TED talk from guerilla gardener Ron Finley, from South Central Los Angeles. People, I love this man. Seriously, "love" is the primary emotion that kept welling up as I watched him talk about his "gospel" of transforming his inner city neighbourhoods through "guerrilla gardening" -- taking over abandoned lots and turning them into vegetable and fruit gardens. He speaks with a passion you rarely see, and he inspires you to action. Please grab a beverage and click on the image above to take a look -- it is worth every second of the almost 11 minutes you'll spend watching it.
The part that struck me was at the very end, when he told people to go gangsta and "plant some sh*t." I felt like it was a metaphor, you know? That it's one thing to stand for something, but it's something else entirely to plant the seeds of what you're passionate about, cultivate them, and watch them grow.
Here's to the thug life, man. Here's to going gangsta.
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