Whether you agree with her politics or not — Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, was clearly a powerhouse of a woman and a pioneer in the legal field. She did things that were never done and became in recent years a cultural icon of equality, as well as grit and perseverance. RBG was only five feet one inches tall, but her reach is certainly immeasurable. And since classrooms around the country (and probably the world) will discuss her this week, I wanted to highlight five lessons learned from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life well-lived: 1. Purpose-driven life. “I see my advocacy as part of an effort to make the equality principle everything the founders would have wanted it to be if they weren’t held back by the society in which they lived and particularly the shame of slavery,” stated RBG during a WNYC interview. Ginsburg used her talents to serve a higher purpose, and advocate on behalf of those who were not yet receiving equal rights. By creating such a life, she set herself up for greater life satisfaction. 2. Strengths-based choices. “I thought I could do a lawyer’s job better than any other,” she explained. “I have no… Read full this story
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