My inspiration to keep fighting against the cruelities of our world are children's laughter, tails wagging, cats purring, and so on. I look outside and see a beautiful rural landscape and I try to appreciate every day how lucky I am to be alive and healthy in a beautiful county in this free country. Live and Love Life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Living here in the US, a Capitalist Democracy, I appreciate the freedoms that all citizens receive.
But truth be told, if I had the power to do it, I would encourage a more Socialist environment. I'm for sharing the wealth equally.
What/who changed my life and why
Research on Hurricane Camille in Nelson County - opened my eyes to our worst local historical tragedy; Meet Your Meat - opened my eyes to the abuse of animals in slaughter houses; "Sold" by Patricia McCormick - opened my eyes to poverished nations that sell their daughters into bondage. Being aware of these things is half the battle.
"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."