Make sure to check out associated article below; if you like the video spread it all over social media using #Wubet (wubet means beautiful, apropos for this article for there is beauty in all and all about us if we only choose to see it)
All of us have have astounding gifts, unique talents, that resides at the core of who we are as individuals. Sadly, too many of us get mugged by pragmatism as we let “practicality” be our guiding light instead of chasing our passions. The “Dust to Diamond” Ghion Cast talks about this very thing, the notion of pragmatism versus passion and introduce an open competition of sorts—think of “America’s Got Talent”. We encourage people to send in YouTube clips of their talent and the top 10 will then be featured in a separate article where the readership of Ghion Journal will vote for the top talent. In addition to the talent showcase, we also encourage our readers to submit nominations of people who are doing their best in their communities to affect change in a positive direction for others around them. The Ghion Gift and Ghion Giving nominations are discussed in further detail on the Ghion Cast above.
Spread the word and let others know to tune in, this same post will be used to write a detailed article about how we can all use our talents to disconnect from the “matrix” and do our part to change the world for the better. This is a much needed conversation in the “uber economy” where it seems our talents are being leveraged to enrich other people. It doesn’t have to be that way, we can feed ourselves instead of nourishing the dreams of the 1% who feed at our expense #message
The reason why this is called “Dust to Diamond” is because all of us have gems (talent) which are diamonds. Sometimes we disregard diamonds because they are not polished. It’s only when a value is placed on the diamond that we appreciate the dusty diamond for the jewel that it is. But the diamond was always a diamond, the dust was just camouflaging it’s worth in the eyes of the beholder and the viewers. So blow the dust of your diamond and let your diamond be wubet (beautiful). #Wubet
Contestant number One for Ghion Talent: Richard Allen (LINK)
Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.