Susan Carew-Holmes:

“…I have always lived as if all people are equal. Even as a child I knew we were equal and knew everyone had potential. Like my father, I treated people with the same respect. I didn’t care if they were rich or poor, struggling or on the street. To me, I look into their eyes and I can see ‘they are me’. I have spoken to thousand and thousands of people in business, as a clown, travelling the world, in schools, giving presentations and I have seen ‘same same but different’ and celebrated the great diversity of humanity. I value every person I meet as I see difference as exciting. I do not mind if they do not believe as I believe as I respect they are on their own journey and it may be different from mine. It is not for me to say I am right you are wrong, I just listen and suspend the idea, maybe latter I realise what I thought was true or not. I do my best to make space for difference. Whatever the case each has their own experience, mix of relationships, educational prism, and ways of seeing and processing life. No two the same. Diversity is universal. Our challenge is to regard all as family regardless of agreement and disagreement and to recognise it is not about being right but listening equally to those who disagree rather than shutting them down because of the fear of sacred cows or core ideas being challenged. Freedom invites challenges...”

When you awaken to who you are you realise you are ONE with life itself. There is no person greater than another. True freedom is to know you are great. Patch Adams M.D. says:

“…I have my own concerns about how long humanity can last if you really want peace and justice, if you really want presidents and world leaders and a world that survives you got to hear that people think you are greatw, know you are great and get to work. Get articulate about it. Great does not mean greater than. It is not a comparison or competition. Everyone is great. Most people give it up. Most people in my 30 years of medicine never see themselves as great. There is not of you that isn’t great. Without operating from a base of feeling you are great you arenot going to be able to do your dreams of peace and justice. You don’t have a lot of time. You can’t be wimpy about being loving. If you like this. You made your part…”

Delta Goodrem is a song writer, musician and performer is self made and an example of how freedom of expression leads us to greatness. The song is a reminder we are one country, one humanity and we can do it no matter those who seek to divide our country. She adivses people to follow their guiding inspiration in a place where dreams are made and it is not a time to be afraid. Put our differences behind us. See what we can all become together. We are one not in a marketing sense but in reality. This is about helping each other. This is not about sport alone, it is about what you love, who you are and what you were born for. United we stand divided we fall.

We are indeed one family and one species. We divide and believe the ‘other’ you disapprove of does not deserve your care or consideration. As Patch Adams said to we clowns: “everyONE is Great”

Steve Irwin’s greatness was in his ordinary, matter of fact and genuine approach to live. Everyone loved him because what you see is what you get.

I’d say Paul Hogan was inspired by Steve Irwin. Remember Crocodile Dundee? What he conveyed was the ‘happy go lucky’ approach which Australia is known for. Our country was the envy of the world as we didn’t take ourselves so seriously. We were mates, friends, scalywags, mongrels, idiots, clowns and treated everyone the same. We didn’t have the hierarchy’s that are happening today. Some of us are still left, who remember.