It takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.

Paul Gilding

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“The Earth Is Full.” TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Earth Is Full." TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that fear and specifically, the threat of losing something important to us, can motivate us to make positive changes. This quote is from environmentalist Paul Gilding's 2012 TED Talk about the lack of natural resources and livable place left on our planet, and the steps forward we need to take to rectify this. Watch the full TED Talk here: Paul Gilding - The Earth Is Full