Michael Pollan – Food Rules


Michael Pollan is an American journalist and author who explores the intersection between nature and culture. He has written widely on the food we eat.

Several of his books have been turned into TV shows, including the Netflix documentary Cooked.


“Eating in our time has become complicated – needlessly so, in my opinion.

…But, for all the scientific and pseudo-scientific food baggage we’ve taken on in recent years, we still don’t know what we should be eating.

…A few years ago, feeling as confused as everyone else, I set out to get to the bottom of a simple question: what should I eat? I’m not a nutrition expert or a scientist, just a curious journalist hoping to answer a straightforward question for myself and my family.

…The selection of food rules below are less about the theory, history and science of eating than about our daily lives and practice. They are personal policies, designed to help you eat real food in moderation and, by doing so, substantially to get off the western diet. I deliberately avoid the vocabulary of nutrition or biochemistry, though in most cases there is scientific research to back them up.”

Michael Pollan - Food Rules Manifesto

Two Principles

“There are basically two important things you need to know about the links between diet and health, two facts that are not in dispute. All the contending parties in the nutrition wars agree on them. And these facts are sturdy enough that we can build a sensible diet upon them.

The first is that populations that eat a so-called western diet – generally defined as a diet consisting of lots of processed foods and meat, lots of added fat and sugar, lots of refined grains, lots of everything except vegetables, fruits and wholegrains – invariably suffer from high rates of the so-called Western diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes. Eighty per cent of the cardiovascular diseases and more than a third of all cancers can be linked to this diet.

Secondly, there is no single ideal human diet; the human omnivore is exquisitely adapted to a wide range of different foods. And there is a third, very hopeful fact that flows from these two: people who get off the western diet see dramatic improvements in their health.”


Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

Eat foods made from ingredients that you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.

Get out of the supermarket whenever you can.

Eat only foods that have been cooked by humans. (not corporations)

Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.

Treat meat as a flavouring or special occasion food.

“Eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating that which stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals].” (Chinese Proverb)

Eat your colours.

Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.

Sweeten and salt your food yourself.

“The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.”

Have a glass of wine with dinner.

Stop eating before you’re full.

Do all your eating at a table.

Break the rules once in a while.




This is a beautiful example of a rules based manifesto with the two most important parts on clear display.

First, the context: what should I eat? (I probably would have called this the ‘What should I eat?’ manifesto)

Second, the rules: 15 personal policies that Pollan offers.

What I particularly like here are the word choices in the rules. They are casual and informal which make this manifesto accessible and they support the view that he is not trying to present science, theory or history – instead something practical. They are also a healthy mix of clarity and intrigue.

Some rules are very clear:

  • Get out of the supermarket whenever you can.
  • Stop eating before you’re full.
  • Break the rules once in a while.

Others force you to stop, think and ask: what does he mean by that? For instance:

  • Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
  • Eat foods made from ingredients that you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.
  • Eat your colours.

While the goal in this second group is to prompt engagement, the true test here is: once they are explained, do they add value? Are they easily understood and applied?

For example, ‘eat your colours’. As soon as you know that Pollan is talking about eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables that come in a wide range of colours, this becomes a clear, obvious and easy rule to use in your daily life.


Nutiva – Real Food Manifesto

Gary Nabhan – A Terrorists Manifesto for Eating in Place

Andrew Castronovo – Superfood Manifesto

My Manifesto


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“Looking into manifestos made by important influential people in history for example Dr. Martin Luther King “I have a dream”, Jon Lennon: Imagine, The green living manifesto and Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On. There are countless more manifestos I totally agree with and support and in my own manifesto I touched upon issues that are close to me things that are going on around us everyday and changes that needs to be made.”


My visions for the future are:

  • Stop knife crime and start investing more into our young people. We need to find out what the problems are and why they want to kill each other. Find something constructive for these kids to do.
  • Look into the police force in great detail. We need to put a stop to the issue of drugs and guns. Investigate why the guns and drugs seized on the streets by police are then later put back onto the streets. This needs to be investigated and stopped.
  • I want all the rich people making a lot of money to be taxed more then the average person and have a system in place that they cannot move money out of the country without paying tax on it. The tax money taken from the rich must be put back into things like the NHS and community funding.
  • My vision is to turn every country in the world a green eco friendly land with everything renewable energy. But to be realistic I will start with the UK. The government needs to give everyone access to solar panels not just aimed at home owners give everyone who lives in council properties an opportunity to have one.
  • I would like to see every house, flats and business to have a compost machine installed on there grounds, so all food wastes can be disposed off and then applied to all green areas and used to grow organic foods. I want everyone to be involved in.
  • I want people working together as a community to help their neighbours, clean the streets and take control of today’s young people and mentor them to be better and do better and think about community.
  • I would like the school systems to involve the parents more on the subjects that being taught to our kids. I believe equality for all but I don’t agree with a school teaching my child about issues they don’t know about and as a parent I believe that I am the one to teach my child about transgender, same sex parenting and Homosexuality.
  • I believe that we all can be part of a better, fear and just world if we work together. Work together to stop wars people killing other humans for profit and for politics. Destroy all guns and make politicians, heads of states listen to the people and make the changes that fit every ones needs. I want every country in the world to become green and use renewable technologies in all aspects of their architecture landscape. Combat pollution and reverse climate change.



Most personal manifesto are – as you’d probably expect by the word ‘personal’ – all about what the creator wants or intends to have happen in their lifetime.

I really like this alternative approach. It’s a personal manifesto but the eight visions here are not about the individual.

Instead, they are social outcomes. They’re a worldview. They’re saying I want to live in a world that looks, feels and behaves like this.

The power of this approach shows itself when you share your vision with others. If it’s all about me, then people will likely respond personally too.

In contrast, if you’re sharing about how you would like the world to be, then a richer and deeper conversation may result. It might even lead to ‘yes, I want that too’ and ultimately, ‘let’s work on that together’.

This is how world’s change. It all starts with an individual stating their intention. And if enough people come together to make it happen, then a new reality is lived.


Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie – We are the world – the world coming together to raise money to help starving people in Africa

Quigley and Baghaic – As One Manifesto – a manifesto for transforming individual action into collective action

John Farnham – You’re the voice – a song about standing up to make your family and the world work a little better

Wikipedia – Five Pillars


Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and one of the most popular websites on the Internet. Started in 2001, the site now has almost six million articles.  


Wikipedia is an example of a decentralized organization. Volunteers edit the pages collaboratively. There are currently 70,000 editors who regularly update articles.

To manage this process, the team is guided by Editorial Principles embodied by the five pillars.

Wikipedia Five Pillars - Image from Wikicommons


Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia.

Wikipedia has a neutral point of view.

Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit and distribute.

Wikipedians should interact in a respectful and civil manner.

Wikipedia does not have firm rules.





Perhaps the biggest surprise here is that a simple five line statement can be the key guidelines for managing a team of 70,000 volunteers.

Despite the apparent simplicity, there is a lot of information that is presented in these five pillars.

The first pillar states precisely what Wikipedia is – an online encyclopedia. This provides an important boundary – online only.

The second pillar states crucial assessment criteria – a neutral point of view. This means any one of the editors can judge if an article meets this criteria. While not perfect, it provide a basis for discussion.

The third pillar described the organisation of the information – free, anyone can edit, anyone can distribute. As the name suggests an open-editing system, a wiki, is therefore needed.

The fourth pillar states two crucial things. Firstly, it gives a name to the people who edit: Wikipedians. While not an easy word, it is useful. Secondly, it provides a simple rule for how these people will interact with each other – respectful and civil.

The fifth pillar is perhaps the most crucial and allows such a simple set of guidelines to work: there are no firm rules. Most people and most organisations would struggle with such a concept. In this case, as a decentralized organisation it throws the power over to the editors (the Wikipedians) to manage, control and sort out any problems amongst themselves.

In summary, Wikipedia works because these Five Pillars call a community together and gives them permission to lead and create the online encyclopedia, which is the mission of the organisation.

The proof that this works is the way the community safeguards the information. Given anyone can edit, it means anyone can also vandalise what has been created. And this does happen often.

However, it’s the power of the community that bands together to monitor what has been updated and to self-enforce pillar two, to keep a neutral point of view.

Ironically, the strength of these simple organisational principles is that the community of editors is in charge and takes ownership of the site and its content.


Geelong Football Club Theme Song – one way to unite a community

The Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto – uniting people around their love of clouds

Stephen Johnson – The Third Place Manifesto – the importance of community as capital

Acumen Poverty Manifesto


Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen in 2001 with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists.


 “At Acumen, we believe that innovations have the power to transform low-income communities around the world. From frozen treats that are sustaining post-conflict farmers to solar-powered lights replacing toxic kerosene lamps, explore the ground-breaking ideas Acumen supports design to solve even the most difficult challenges.”



Neither the markets nor aid alone can solve the problems of poverty. More than two billion people around the world lack access to basic goods and services—from clean water and electricity to an education and the freedom to participate in the economy. We’re here to change that. Our vision is a world based on dignity, where every human being has the same opportunity. Rather than giving philanthropy away, we invest it in companies and change makers.


It starts by standing with the poor, listening to voices unheard, and recognizing potential where others see despair.

It demands investing as a means, not an end, daring to go where markets have failed and aid has fallen short. It makes capital work for us, not control us.

It thrives on moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. It’s having the ambition to learn at the edge, the wisdom to admit failure, and the courage to start again.

It requires patience and kindness, resilience and grit: a hard-edged hope. It’s leadership that rejects complacency, breaks through bureaucracy, and challenges corruption. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy.

Acumen: it’s the radical idea of creating hope in a cynical world. Changing the way the world tackles poverty and building a world based on dignity.



This is an uncommon pair of manifesto and vision – not what I have seen previously.

For me, the archetypal worldview manifesto is Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. It describes the world he wants to see in both literal and metaphorical form with strong elements of detail.

In contrast, the Acumen vision is light on the details of what the future will look like. All it says is: “Our vision is a world based on dignity, where every human being has the same opportunity.”

Instead, the vision focuses on the problem. It’s an example of the ‘not this’ or ‘end this’ vision. (See Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto)

This can be very powerful. Research shows that our ‘away from’ motivation is more powerful in having people act (at least in the first instance) than a ‘toward’ motivation.

The manifesto is also unusual because it describes a process. It’s how Acumen delivers their value.

This is clever because it highlights what is unique and special about Acumen. It also suggests the leaders of the organisation are very clear about who they are and what they provide.

A third element of interest is the section on Patient Capital. As they suggest, it’s “a new approach to solving poverty”. This is Acumen’s approach. It’s a manifesto in it’s own right – a powerful idea with a strong call to action.

Together, the Acumen vision, manifesto and Patient Capital form a powerful trinity for their business to both internal staff and external stakeholders.


Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream

Yvonne Rainer, No Manifesto

UN Sustainable Development Goals – “End Poverty in all its forms.”

Remote Year Values


Remote Work was created by Greg Caplan and Sam Pessin.


In August 2014, Remote Year was started by two friends asking a simple question, “Who wants to travel together for a year while working remotely?” Out of that inquiry grew an incredible community with a set of shared values and a mission for impacting the world.

“Our mission is to create a more peaceful and productive world by fostering genuine human connections across diverse cultures and people.”

Remote Year - Travel the World while Working Remotely


Work-Life Flexiblity

Championing location independent productivity.

We don’t just advocate for it, we live it. Remote Year is a fully-distributed company, meaning each of our employees works remotely, either from their home or on the road. We give our team the opportunity to do great work – on their teams.

Global Perspective

Appreciating the world’s diversity and interconnectedness.

No two people are the same – and that is what makes the world so inspiring. We believe in seeking out similarities and celebrating differences. No matter where we are, we seek to understand those around us and aim to build bridges where before there were walls.


Expanding our capacity to care for others.

We have a penchant for pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones. This lifestyle connects you with people that you may have never met otherwise, local residents in the cities that you travel to or fellow Remotes. We live for the moment that an internal light bulb clicks on, illuminating the way toward making decisions that take all perspectives into account.


Coming together with a purpose.

It’s not about what you can do on your own, it’s about what we can do as a whole. Our team lives by this ethos as members of the Remote Nation, creating meaningful connections and building lasting bonds as we pursue a life of productivity and positive impact.

Being Present

Embracing awareness and gratitude for the moment.

Every day presents opportunities for reflection – only if you’re prepared to notice them. We strive to appreciate every moment of awe, inhale every bit of inspiration and take a break whenever life feels like it’s moving too quickly.


Creating the optimistic future you envision.

We’re leading the way in remote work and ushering in a new era of location-independence. At Remote Year we believe in breaking away from the status quo and changing the possibilities — that means changing what’s possible for both the future work as well as the possibilities for each and every one of our participants on our programs.




Having a set of values to live by is one way to declare what you intend for the future.

By definition, your values are what you deem to be important – to be valuable. They are like a compass rather than a map because they set a direction without being prescriptive about what needs to be done.

In the context of the manifesto, I’m not a great fan of simply having values. I don’t think they go far enough. I think they become generic.

In particular, I think the Remote Work mission fails because it is like most mission statements – it’s generic in that hundreds of similar organisations could state a similar objective. It lacks audacity.

For me, a manifesto has a stronger intent. It’s not just a point of view; it’s a strong belief. The US Declaration of Independence says it best: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”

What is your truth?

I think this is an opportunity that Remote Work could take much further by describing the world they want to see. (This is particularly relevant to me because I’m considering going on one of their adventures.) And their values don’t speak the full power of the opportunity they are offering.

For me, remote work is the catalyst for three major opportunities:

  • Inspire the careers of future global leaders – consider how your career would be transformed by working abroad for the next 12 months. What would you see? Who would you meet? And most importantly, who would you become?
  • The future of work – The future of work is here today. For the first time in human history, a large group of people on the planet has the tools of production in their backpacks – their laptop and smartphone. That changes everything about work – in particular what we can do and where we can do it. Work is no longer about a job, it’s about a life worth celebrating. Build your life’s work.
  • Build a new nation – Our planet is artificially divided based on natural land features and historical tribes that no longer match the global way we live and interact in a digital economy. Remote Work is not just a rambling feel good community, it’s a nation of people committed to peace, prosperity and cooperation. Take Remote Nation to another level! Take it to the literal level you have described in these words – a new nation. (This is the one I like – it’s bold, edgy and courageous – the three personal qualities you would need to embody to want to take on a year of Remote Work.)

Hopefully, you can see my point. There is an opportunity to elevate Remote Work into a much bigger movement and the key is to create that possibility through a more potent manifesto.

PS: I’d also add a visual to share the message more freely and widely. If you want us to become a ‘card-carrying’ member of your tribe then we need a card we can carry. We need an easy way to say ‘I’m proudly part of this.’


Manifesto for Smarter Working (remote work in organisations)

Haydn Shaughnessy – The New Work Manifesto (addressing the lack of engagement in the workplace)

Timothy Ferriss – The Four Hour Work Week – a radical look at how we could live and work

Black Panther – 10 Point Program


The Black Panther Party originally formed in 1966 in California to monitor the behaviour of members of the Oakland Police Department because of suspicions of police brutality in the area.

They evolved into a revolutionary political party with a strong presence during the period of Civil Rights disputes, mostly in the United States.

Black Panther Party logo - Ten Point Program


The Ten-Point Program, officially known as The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was outline the ideals and aspirations of the Black Panther Party. It’s a combination of a Bill of Rights and a Declaration of Independence.


The 10 Point Program has two parts that both have 10 points: What we want now and What we believe

Here are the first three examples from each of these sections. For a full description visit Wikipedia here.

What we want now

  1. We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community.
  2. We want full employment for our people.
  3. We want an end to the robbery by the white men of our Black Community. (later changed to “we want an end to the robbery by the capitalists of our black and oppressed communities.”)

What we believe

  1. We believe that Black People will not be free until we are able to determine our own destiny.
  2. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the White American business men will not give full employment, the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.
  3. We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules was promised 100 years ago as redistribution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities: the Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered 6,000,000 Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over 50,000,000 Black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.




Prompted from watching the movie The Hate U Give


The two parts of the Black Panther 10 Point Plan showcase two important parts of a manifesto, one of which is usually included in the typical vision and mission statements and the other is usually missing.

The first part ‘What we want now’ is the usual fare. It includes specific and concrete outcomes. Most businesses focus exclusively here.

The second part ‘What we believe’ is often included in social manifestos but not corporate or business visions.

I believe (yes, I’m using my own framework) that most corporates focus on earning maximum revenue for shareholders. That’s their true reason for existing.

I don’t have a problem with that as an objective. What I do have concerns about is that this is not publicly stated.

The challenge here is not the goal; it’s the engagement of the people that are employed to achieve these goals.

There is a lot of research that suggests that the vast majority – anywhere from 60-80% of employees – are disengaged from their work.

In my opinion, this has less to do with the actual work and more to do with the context they are operating within – the meaning or the beliefs of why they are doing what they are doing.

There is an old story of three men working on a construction site. One is stacking bricks; another is building a wall and the third is building a cathedral to celebrate God. While they may all be doing the same work, which one is more likely to be inspired by what they do?

The Black Panther 10 Point Program provides for both the ‘physical and the philosophical’ needs of it’s followers. If you want to inspire your people in your workforce you might want to consider both sides of this equation too.


Related: The Hate U Give – The Black Power 10 Point Program is mentioned several times in this movie

Related: The full Black Power 10 Point Program makes reference to the US Declaration of Independence

Related: Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech

The Hate U Give


The Hate U Give is a 2018 film directed by George Tillman Jr with a screenplay by Audrey Wells.

The film is based on the 2017 debut novel of Angie Thomas – which has the same name.


Thomas was writing was intended to “expand readers’ understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as difficulties faced by black Americans who are forced to code switch.” (Wikipedia)


Trailer Video





Manifestos can come in many forms. This is an example of a worldview that is expressed as both a book and a film – it’s showcasing how the world may be for some black people in the US.

From a manifesto viewpoint, it presents a call to action hinted at by the title – It’s ‘the hate you give’.

This is most evident in the final scenes of the movie where:

  • The lead character Starr addresses a face-off between rioters and police; and
  • As her family ‘rebuilds’ after the arrest of a lead character and the suggestion that anything can be achieved when a community comes together.


Related: The Black Panther 10 Point Program is mentioned several times in this movie.

Related: Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech

FRESH Speakers

FRESH Speakers Logo


FRESH Speakers

“Established in 2014, FRESH represents the next generation shaping 21st century thinking – and action – with fresh ideas and groundbreaking work.” (From their website)

“FRESH Speakers, Inc. is a next-generation speakers bureau, uniquely representing women and people of color – two groups historically left off the public stage. Our speakers range from business leaders to artists, scientist to athletes. They have given ground-breaking TED talks and written best-selling books, but, more importantly, their wisdom comes from real world, lived experiences. FRESH speakers routinely grace the world’s biggest thought leadership stages, host nonprofit benefits, and keynote Fortune 100 corporate retreats, university lecture series, leading tech conferences, grassroots organizing convenings, and countless other venues, the world over.” (From their website)


The FRESH Speakers manifesto is a core part of their brand positioning. It states: this is why we are different to other speakers’ bureaus.


Thought leadership needs a refresh.

21st century speaking should be about sharing great ideas, and converting those ideas into action. That’s what audiences are hungry for–fresh ideas, action, and impact.

Too many speakers derive authority from fancy titles, overhyped books, and relationships formed within elite institutions and events.

This outdated and homogenous culture not only breeds boredom and myopic thinking, but also reinforces structural inequalities.

Not everyone worthy of being heard has written a best-selling book or been to Davos.

It’s time to uncover and elevate the voices of extraordinary individuals making impact in the world, both locally and globally.

Wisdom also comes from years spent in the classroom, or organizing on the ground.

It derives from profound personal pain as well as transformative collective healing.

It is rooted, not in the number of years one has been on earth, but the creativity and innovation with which one has approached their calling.

It’s about time we honored that kind of wisdom.

It’s time to evolve beyond the antiquated “speaker circuit,” and create an ecosystem of thought leaders who are young, brilliant, diverse, and making a mark in the world.

This isn’t just talk. It’s about fresh ideas and more just world.




For me the great strength here is the consistency of message. On this page I’ve collected three ‘manifestos’ from the FRESH Speakers websites that points to this conviction.

  1. The opening description
  2. The formal manifesto
  3. The note below

“FRESH Fact: We dedicate part of our commission to a special fun that supports speakers to visit communities that couldn’t normally afford to bring them. We think all audiences deserve to experience what our speakers have to offer.” (From their website)

Writing your manifesto is often the fun and easy part. The tougher task is to take consistent action in line with your declaration and your intention.

As FRESH Speakers state: “This isn’t just talk.”

Dave Bruno: The 100 Thing Challenge


Dave Bruno is the author of 100 Thing Challenge.

Dave Bruno, author of The 100 Thing ChallengePurpose

Dave Bruno was concerned about consumerism and decided to embark on a personal challenge to live for 12 months owning only 100 things.

Dave Bruno: The Eight Rules of the 100 Thing Challenge

  1. It’s Dave’s challenge – he wasn’t trying to change the world or anyone else
  2. Define ‘Personal’ things – are they things he owned solely or shared? As a parent and partner the line blurs here.
  3. Memorabilia – What counts in terms of special trinkets, trophies and reminders?
  4. Books – Is each book a single item or is a collection of books equal to one library?
  5. Some things are groups – He counted socks, jocks and undershirts as one group. It wouldn’t have been practical otherwise.
  6. Household items – There were some household items that were shared.
  7. Gifts – He gave himself 7 days to keep or not any gifts he received.
  8. New Things – He could still buy new things as long as he stayed at or below 100 things in total.


Dave Bruno’s website is at GuyNamedDave.com

Geoff’s Comment

Despite having the same name as Sebastian Terry’s manifesto 100 Things, the intent here is very different. And, whereas Sebastian’s list of 100 Things is a List Manifesto of things he wanted to do, Dave Bruno’s manifesto is a set of rules for how he wanted to play his game of limiting his life to 100 things or possessions.

It’s a great contrast between a list and a rules based manifesto. On the one hand Sebastian Terry has a list of end results and on the other Dave Bruno has a set of rules for getting to an end result. One is a focus on outcome, the other on process. Which do you prefer?


We reviewed Dave Bruno’s book 100 Things here.


Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie: We Are the World

Creator: Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote the song “We Are The World” as a charity single in 1985. It was performed by the supergroup USA for Africa and sold over 20 million copies. The project was instigated by Harry Belafonte and Ken Kragen who selected Jackson and Richie to author the song.

Purpose: The song was created to support African famine relief and followed from the success of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We Are The World Manifesto


There comes a time when we hear a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and it’s time to lend a hand to life
Their greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God’s great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
it’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand


When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one



We Are The World on Wikipedia

Video on You Tube

Lyrics for We Are The World from AZLyrics.com