Jane Goodall ON: Winning the War on Nature & How Simple Actions Make Big Changes

Jane Goodall sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about her passion and love for nature and wildlife. She believes that all of us have the power to make a difference around us and impact our surroundings significantly. And as we continue to hope in the most trying times of our lives, when we take action, this hope turns into change, into a success, and into a celebration.  

Jane is an ethologist known for her long-term research on the chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park. In 1995, the University of Cambridge awarded her a Ph.D. in ethology, one of the few candidates to receive a Ph.D. without having first possessed an A.B. degree. She established the Jane Goodall Institute to help support the Gombe research and the Roots & Shoots program for the youth to actively participate in environmental, conservation and humanitarian issues.

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What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:19 Parental support molds us
  • 04:59 “Because you did it, I can do it too.”
  • 07:34 We live in a war against nature
  • 10:22 Everyone of us makes an impact on the planet
  • 12:58 A language of gesture that predated human spoken language
  • 18:49 Living through a time when it totally seemed hopeless
  • 22:53 The only way to give hope to others is to help them
  • 24:48 Hope is about action
  • 28:00 First, see that you can make a difference locally
  • 32:04 You don’t have to change everything on your own
  • 36:35 We communicate through our words
  • 39:23 What’s your definition of success?
  • 42:28 Unless we live for money to help make a difference
  • 46:40 The Survivor Tree story
  • 50:42 Messengers of hope need to be storytellers
  • 54:00 Influential people inspire more people to make a difference
  • 54:48 Jane on Final Five

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