Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World by Craig KielburgerImagine waking up every morning believing that your actions can make a significant change in the world. For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life and moving stories drawn from more than a decade of their experience as international change-makers, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out.
Me to We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and redefine the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring meaning, happiness, and success in our lives, and makes these elusive goals attainable at last.
After youve absorbed the ideas presented in this book, your life may not end up as you had envisioned. You may not acquire a house on a beach in the Caymans, but you may find your toes grounded in the sand. You may not see an enormous change in your social life, but in your life you may very well see enormous social change. You may not find the person of your dreams, but you will help people young and old go beyond theirs. This book will open your eyes and change the way you look at life. Treat it as an invitation: an invitation to discover the power of the Me to We philosophy and to join the growing community of people around the world who are embracing this way of life.
We measure the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed. Living ME to WE means working together to create sustainable change, and making a difference with everything you do—from choosing travel that leaves a positive footprint on the planet to making purchases that give back. ME to WE creates options for consumers like you, who want to make informed decisions about what you experience and buy, knowing your actions will help empower people and transform lives, making the world a better place. WE Charity is our charity partner and our best friend in changing the world. ME to WE donates half its net profits to support WE Charity, while the other half is reinvested to grow the mission of the social enterprise.
Craig Kielburger CM born December 17, is a Canadian human rights activist and social entrepreneur. Craig Kielburger was born in Thornhill, Ontario , Canada,   to Fred and Theresa Kielburger, two teachers and real estate investors. In , when Craig Kielburger was 12 years old, he saw a headline in the Toronto Star newspaper that read "Battled child labour, boy, 12, murdered. Kielburger did more research about child labour and asked his grade seven teacher to speak to his classmates on the topic. One of the group's first actions was to collect 3, signatures on a petition to the prime minister of India, calling for the release of imprisoned child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi , who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. On his eventual release, Satyarthi said, "It was one of the most powerful actions taken on my behalf, and for me, definitely the most memorable". In December , Kielburger travelled to Asia with Alam Rahman, a year-old family friend from Bangladesh to see the condition of child labourers for himself.