My good friend Ledy asked a fair question: “what exactly is the linkage between what and why you do what you do?”
It is a good question and deserves an answer.
In this case, I think a simple answer is best, and I draw inspiration from one of my heroes and a guiding light for the 10 City Bridge Run who frames one of the key chapters in the document features on the landing page for the 10 City Bridge Run website.
Jim Yong Kim is presently the President of the World Bank, and a thoroughly impressive individual. I have never met him in person, but I have consumed much of what he has written and spoken.
In one of his addresses at Georgetown University he describes the underpinning of the organisation which he co-founded called Partners In Health as having a preferential option for the poor.
It is a simple statement, but I think it best captures an answer which satisfies Ledy’s question.
This is the linkage between what I do and why I do it: to have a preferential option for the poor.