Posted by: David McKay | March 27, 2011

Losing my way… (connections, part 3)

I read an op-ed piece in the New York Times today by Bob Herbert. It’s called, “Losing Our Way” and in it he talks about how our nation funds wars but cannot take care of its own people, as the middle class disappears and the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. You can read it here: Losing Our Way.

It makes me sad.

Obama is okay with seeing the EPA gutted, approving new coal mines, bombing oil-rich Arab nations just because and ignoring the suffering of others because there is nothing that we can gain to our material advantage by helping them…

That makes me sad.

Lately I have been talking about connections — they are everywhere, aren’t they? In all of our lives… You know what I am talking about, don’t you?

I keep wondering why everyone is in such a hurry. What is this progress that the pundits cry about? We are racing towards an edge — and if we don’t slow down, we’re going over it.

Change is everywhere — and there are connections if you look for them.

I am thinking about renaming this blog; I want to call it: BeyondPlastic. We need to see beyond the short-term goals — all of us. Not just “them” — those people that we “elect” to represent us. But “us.”

Being sad makes me tired. Being happy energizes me. I need help feeling happy — we all do.

Connections — they are all around us.

Think about it. It is everything. Think about everything. It is important!

From the straw in your drink to earthquakes and tsunamis — the Devil is in the details.

Everything is a detail!

Some might say: “So what?”

This is what I say to those people:

That made me happy…

The blog name is changing…

I am going beyond plastic…

Be responsible.


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