Make it a Better World

“Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity.

Take up the battle.

Take it up.

It’s yours.

This is your life.  This is your world.

I’ll be leaving it long before you under the ordinary set of circumstances. You make your own choices. You can decide life isn’t worth living, and that would be the worst thing you can do. How do you know, so far?

Try it. See.

So pick it up. Pick up the battle, and make it a better world.

Just where you are.

Yes, and it can be better, and it must be better, but it is up to us.”

–Thank you, Dr Angelou.

“Maya Angelou” Oprah Presents Master Class. OWN, 2011.

  1. I love Maya Angelou. The only one Oprah won’t talk over with her own advice. 🙂

    • busyk said:

      I had to work really hard not to cry through the whole interview.

    • busyk said:

      I was honored to be able to tell her story. A highlight of my career for sure.

      • Wow reading down your page–you are amazing Busy K! Gonna come back later and read some more! 🙂

      • busyk said:

        Aw shucks. Thank you so much for checking out the site. Come back often!

  2. whitegurlwoke said:

    So moving. I needed that…

    • busyk said:

      Maya Angelou is just full of timeless truths!

    • busyk said:

      Thank you. This was a joy to edit. She opened her mouth & poetry fell out.

  3. # RESIST # TRUMP IS NOT MY PRESIDENT Maya Angelou is a role model of how to life no matter your gender. Work to make the world what you know it can be. Don’t settle. The world deserves the best that you can be.

  4. John Fioravanti said:

    I’m in awe of Maya Angelou and I especially like this post – uplifting, inspirational!

  5. CAM said:

    Beautiful sentiment and sage advice.

  6. “Pick up the battle, and make it a better world. Just where you are.” Powerful words from a strong woman. Do you know of any other poets and writers of the caliber of Dr. Angelou?

  7. Imaginative Creative You said:

    Great interview! Maya Angelou was one of a kind! I saw that liked one of my posts abt Maya Angelou’s book ,I would appreciate the follow.

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