Love each other. Help those less fortunate. The misfortunes of others are never funny. Cruelty is a sign of weakness and the failure to evolve. Share what you have with others. People are more important than things. Animals have souls and deserve love and tender care. The elderly deserve our respect. So does the planet, and the flora and fauna that inhabit it.
What Gives Me Hope
When people are kind and compassionate.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
increase SSI to a living wage and provide health coverage to people who have none; provide dental care to people who have no dental coverage; create more programs to assist the elderly, especially widows and widowers who have lost half their income due to the death of their spouses; allow people on SSI to earn money to better themselves without being punished for it.
What/who changed my life and why
Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self Reliance" because, well, read it! Also, Robert Henri's "The Art Spirit", and the works of the stoic Seneca.