Bryan Stevenson on Justice

I'm very glad I learned about Bryan Stevenson at Google's Zeitgeist event. Here's why:

"I believe really simple things:"
  • No one is there worst act. Each of you is more than the worst thing we've ever done.
  • If somebody tells a lie, they're not just a liar.
  • If somebody takes something, they're not just a thief. 
  • Even if you kill someone, you're not just a killer.
  • The opposite of poverty isn't wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice. 
  • We have to judge how we're doing by how we treat the poor.