I don't believing in conflict as a way of solving things- this falls for the traditional tricks of the ruling classes. I believe in infiltration by living the example.
What Gives Me Hope
I get along with my conservative neighbors and we agree on some things. I didn't have to argue to reach that point, I let them conclude it on their own.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
put millions to work worldwide developing an international wind, solar, and wave power electrical grid using Buckminster Fuller's plans. Then I would put a million more to work converting American car companies and gas stations into electric car manufacturers and a charging network, powered by that grid.
What/who changed my life and why
Timothy Leary. I share his fervent belief that humans are space seeds, destined to flourish when we are sown in our intended environment, the galaxy. The challenge is getting society to accept it and find a way to achieve it that works with nature, not against it.