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Max McGowan

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
female, age 42
committed relationship
Research consultant
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 13, 2002
What I Want to Do: be healthier

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Although I've been a care2 member for many years it has only been in the last little while that I have made the time to make a larger contribution. Maybe it's the fact that I'm getting older and realize there is no time like the present or maybe my values are just slowly evolving. Maybe it’s both. All I know is that I remember being a kid and being so very enthusiastic about "saving the environment". I was going to join greenpeace when I grew up. I also remember being very frustrated because as a kid nobody listened and I didn’t have a say about the household decisions so I couldn’t make as big an impact as I knew I could. I couldn’t wait till I was older and had my own place and then I could have as much dolphin safe tuna and biodegradable toilet paper as I wanted.

But what ended up happening is that I got caught up in life and such "green" choices never did get incorporated into my life as I thought they would. I shopped at Walmart because it was cheap even though I disagreed with their treatment of employees, I bought the cheap bleached paper towel rather than the more expensive green product and I drove an old and inefficient car. Sure I still recycled and bought green products if they where the same price or just as convenient as the alternative.

In the last year some things have changed in my life and it has made me realize that now is the time to start making that bigger impact I always wanted to as a kid. I am happy to report that I have been very successful so far and I look forward to continually improving.

I would like to meet and connect with like-minded individuals through this network and look forward to learning from my new friends. Please take the time to send an introduction before asking for a friend request. I like having the opportunity to talk with new people.


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Joined Sep 13, 2002 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups Addressing Global Warming, CANADIANS PROACTIVE & GLOBAL CITIZENS, Equal Rights for Women, Gay Boomers, Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Race for the Rainforest, What we can do to stop Global Warming
Hometown Canada 
Birthday Jan 03, 1976  
Languages English  
About Me I am a young female professional trying to make a difference in the world. I have a focus on social research with a background in psychology.
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Pets Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions none  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I am not a morning person. I don't like to turn the lights on when I dress in the morning thus sometimes I end up wearing my underwear inside out.
My Philosophy Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
What Gives Me Hope Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Support Kyoto. Fund education. Listen.
What/who changed my life and why Not one thing but a compilation of many little things over the course of my life.
What Bugs Me arrogance  
Passions learning, traveling, books  
Inspirations nature, good people  
What Scares Me Rape, Ignorance and evil  
Role Models My Friends  
Quotation The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. Ben Stein
Interests Women's Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Fitness, Fair/Alternative Trade, Social Science, Wildlife, Medicine / Health Care, Mind/Body/Spirit, National Parks, Community Development, Photography, Environment, International Development, Internet  
Books psychology, biographies of non celebrities, Fantasy  
Music All sorts  
Movies Too many, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, dirty dancing, Full Monty, American Beauty, Braveheart, The Princess Bride  
TV Shows Scrubs, Futurerama, Gilmore Girls, Family Guy, the Daily Show, That 70's Show, Simpsons  
Favorite Foods fruit, coffee, Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli  
Favorite Places In bed with a good book  
Can't Live Without friends, cats, chocolate, books, love  
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