In The Unforgiving Minute, Craig Mullaney talks about his Rhodes Scholar experience. In introducing it, he speaks of ‘a demonstrated passion for “fighting the world’s fight”‘ as one of the criteria for selection. The phrase stuck in my mind.
What did it mean to fight the world’s fight? How do you dedicate yourself to this? Is it a lifetime goal? Do you work towards it every day? Do you pay your dues so you can one day fight it? Is there one overarching fight? Or are there 1,000 little ones?
Since I first read about the fight, it’s echoed in my head. What a perfect question. As a member of the Google generation, I (duh) googled it. I came across this graduation speech. I think It’s a great exploration of service.
How do you think we fight the world’s fight?