The ultimate ladie’s man. Mr. modern Gatsby himself. Our forever “Jack Dawson.” Leonardo Dicaprio, finally won an Oscar (for Best Actor in a Leading Role nonetheless)! Despite whatever issues surrounded this year’s Academy Awards, I think it’s pretty fair to say that his win was something almost everyone agreed upon and celebrated (except perhaps the other nominees).
Making us love him even more, he brought his mother as his date. Feel free to swoon. Today’s mantra is inspired by his perseverance. If only the world was full of more people like Leo (but really… if only). Graciously accepting his award, he took the time to spread an important message- one very close to his heart- the dangers and severity of climate change… another reason today’s earthy mantra felt doubly appropriate.
In his words, “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
We salute you, Mr. Dicaprio: for all of your fine work in the arts, for being such a fighter for our planet, for making us want to earn the Academy Award equivalents in our own lives.
For extra laughs, watch him eagerly await the engraving of his statue.