Friday, June 4, 2010

Goodness from Father and Daughter

The surety of youth is the folly that amuses when old. That is the takeaway from an interview with Mpho Tutu — daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and co-author with him of Made for Goodness. When asked if she knew as the daughter of such a revered religious figure that she, too, would eventually make a home and career with religion, Tutu was clear:

Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the DifferenceAbsolutely not! That was the one thing I was absolutely clear I was not going to be. I wasn’t sure what I was going to be, but I was very sure what I was not going to be. 
And yet somehow, the influence of her father, the good and the bad of his experience, led her in the same direction he moved. Together, they have the faith that people are "hardwired for goodness" and Mpho describes herself as "privileged" to be daughter of the man who led her down the path toward true goodness.

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