If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Focus on making government more efficient so it is more effective, e.g: radical tax reform (fewer/lower rates, fewer credits/deductions, less complexity); big carbon tax; fewer programs; mandate to purchase health insurance using federal health program as a template for national purchasing pools.
What/who changed my life and why
New Warrior Training Adverture (mkp.org) because I accepted myself.
Don't let perfection be the enemy of the good!
No good deed goes unpunished!
"Words are all we have to give shape to reality. . . ." Eugene Robinson, "A War of Words" (September 12, 2006, Washington Post, A-23).
"Live the ideals you're speaking of." E. J. Dionne Jr., "Darfur's Torchbearer" (August 8, 2008, Washington Post, A17).