As one voice, I am insignificant to the world but if we all work together, we can make it a better place. It sounds idealistic, doesn't it? And, sometimes I feel like hope is running out because of the laziness and greed displayed by people all over the world. My big heart wishes that people would treat the world we live in with a little more respect. I probably should become more active with like-minded people, starting with this website.
I used to believe in the philosophy of "Live and Let Live" but it's become apparent to me that the majority of humans continue to be self-absorbed and apathetic to both social and environmental causes. A lot of people need a wake up call. I believe that unrestricted consumerism and laziness are dangerous. And, I dislike it when people dumb down the meaning of freedom i.e. I have the freedom to buy whatever I want regardless of the products' ethical history and effect on the environment.
What Gives Me Hope
Knowing that there are 11 million others on this website
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Invest in education and truly give all students equal opportunity by making all universities affordable.
What/who changed my life and why
No one book, movie, event, or person changed my life. It was a compilation of education, reading all genres of good books, watching documentaries on PBS and Discovery, being aware about news and politics, and meeting a diversity of people.