Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Personal Philosophy: Trust in God

BOND: Do you have a general philosophy that guides you through life? Has it sustained you through challenges or moments of alienation?


BOND: And what is that philosophy?

IFILL: That God will never leave me lonely. That I am here for a purpose and that I have a safety net that is always there and it doesn’t mean that I’m always to get what I think I want. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to achieve the life I imagined for myself at every turn, but it does mean that there is a reason for my existence and there’s a reason for what I’m doing and that I’ve ended up where I’ve ended up for that reason and I don’t have to always understand what it is.