When I started this blog, I intended to post once a week on something relevant to the four dimensions of our individual lives, with a 5th thrown in regarding our relationships.
But over the past few months, it has become more and more obvious to me that we have huge issues and neither the government nor business are going to help us. Besides, they have caused so many of our problems, any solution they offer is highly suspect.
This means we must help ourselves. Fortunately, in the age of social media and connectivity, this is easier than ever. As with most things, you need to make a commitment – schedule some time each day or each week and educate yourself.
Don’t worry – I’m going to help you! Really.
In order to educate yourself, you need solid information – which many people find hard to come by. No surprise, when politically backed think-tanks and corporate-funded special interest groups are behind a steady stream of misinformation, it’s hard to know what to believe.
Mass media isn’t much better. They are also backed by corporate dollars these days.
But I have found good information out there about the real problems we are facing as a nation and a world. I am sharing it with you because I am hoping that those of you who read this will explore what I am offering up, and then (like that old Faberge commercial from the 1970’s) you tell a few friends – and that they will tell a few friends, and so on, and so on, and so on.
Maybe we can create a critical mass that will move us closer to solutions. I am hopeful.
I am much more comfortable as an rabble-rouser than I am as a “sage” offering advice on how to have a balanced life – even if I believe I’ve done a fairly good job of achieving balance in a world out of balance.
So, the hell with my original idea. I will still write and post about things that can help you find balance, but I’m also going gather information on critical issues, absorb it, and abstract it in the hope that the knowledge will spread – quickly.
Because for some of the issues we face, we do not have a lot of time to do something.
I’m starting with food – the reason for this choice should be obvious in my upcoming post.
I will also write about education, the environment, climate change, globalization/sustainability – any critical issue that we face today.
I do not have solutions to problems in these areas, but there are people who do. I am hoping to shine more light on them in order to create that critical mass – the one in which the solutions will be found.
I sincerely hope you will join me.