“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I will be daring.

I will dare the world...

to change the way it sees itself
and its fringes.
to learn from those who are not valued
but who are valuable.
to create better places
by including more perspectives.
to respect individuals
and cherish community.
...to become more humane.

I will dare people...

to explore their boundaries
and discover their core.
to see beauty and worth in all beings
including themselves.
to be ordinary
and extraordinary.
to believe that change is possible
and to pursue it.
...to become leaders.

I will dare myself...

to pursue my vision despite challenges
with gratitude.
to have a lifelong love
to raise joyful children
who become generous adults.
to create a home that is a haven
and open it to others.
...to become who I am.

— Una Kim