(honoring people who stick their necks out)
"feature excerpts from speeches" by
Graham is also the
author of It's Up to Us, written for young people. In it, he says:
culture trains people to be passive observers, watching actors deal with
problems, and looking for ways to amuse ourselves rather than tackling
the real-world challenges that surround us.
. . . At the
Giraffe Project, we say that heroes take on serious challenges at real
personal risk, to serve the common good. Celebrities are famous, but they're
not usually heroes. [Heroes] . . . inspire us to take on difficult challenges
in our communities and in the world; few of them are celebrities"