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Cory Booker reminded the THINK audience to refuse to surrender to the circumstances of current reality and asked them change the world for the better. If you have compelling values, the stubbornness, the willing to sacrifice, you can change the world.

He provided an entertaining and insightful  tour de force through his life, the values his parents instilled in him, the environment he grew up in and what it taught him: The world outside of you is the reflection of the world inside of you. It’s in you to see hope and opportunity every time you open your eyes. Don’t just accept reality as a fact, discover what reality could be. Don’t give in to the oppressing reality of now, give in to the power of hope and love.

The most common way people give up their power is to not understand they have power at all. We often feel so powerless to change the world that we give in to sedentary aggravation. Instead, we need to begin doing things that others would not do to get the results others would not get.

Technology is changing everything facts of our lives and is an amazing disruptive force. We’re democratizing access to higher education, providing services unthinkable just a few years ago. Why can’t government use technology to disrupt the Status Quo? All those technologies give people more power than the people in power. We have to see the things that are out there and transform reality. Our country is a living testimony of disrupting business as usual. We all need to take small steps every day, small acts of kindness, small gestures that will transform our world.

By bringing people together,we can manifest the power of people, the collective imagination and minds of people. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.