Bryan Stevenson’s talk attracted a crowd that challenged those of the basketball games that happen in the same stadium. He reminded me and everyone else in the crowd, that if we want to make a difference in this world, we have to be willing to face the uphill battle. We have to be willing to steer into the uncomfortable if we want to change the troubled aspects of our world. It is how we handle these situations, that dictate the type of person that we are. Passion drives this country, but empathy is what connects us to one another. Although there is a connection between us, there is also a disconnect that blindsThis disconnect often overshadows the connection, but if we want to be able to understand one another we need to remember our connections. If we want to change the world we need to be willing to get closer to those who are struggling and we need to be willing to bridge the gap that divides us. At the end of the day we need each other if we want to change the world. One person can make a difference, but it is not up to one person. It is up to all of us to bridge the gap that divides us.