Actions speak louder than words…

Do your actions line up with your words?

Gandhi is credited with saying “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, and although I did not personally hear him say it, I have never questioned its authenticity. you must be the changeGandhi lived his entire life in a way that actually brought about change. But what does it actually mean to ‘be the change’? How is it even applicable in this day and age? The answer to this can be found in another quote from Gandhi, “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” Continue reading

If you want to make the world a better place…

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

Years ago, when I first heard Michael Jackson sing these words, I only thought I understood them. I was twenty-two at the time, and really didn’t get it, how could I? I hadn’t been raised to have a Global mindset. I feel, that at least for many of us, we cannot truly see past our circles, be it our family circle, our circle of friends, our work friends circle, and/or our neighborhood. We know the world is out there, and that there are lots of other people in it, but our day-to-day thoughts are in the area around us, and with the people close to our hearts. Now, I know there are people who are global minded, for good and for bad; I’m speaking about those of us who rarely give thought to how our actions are more than mere drops in a bucket. We rarely consider that the bucket actually overflows into a river that influences more than just our families and neighborhoods. Continue reading

Are autonomous cars a good thing?

My husband brought up the concept of autonomous cars, and for reasons I cannot explain, I became angry. The actual idea that the auto insurance companies could make it to where only those with a lot of money, will be able to afford the insurance required to drive a car. That one day, the majority of the cars, on the road, will not have drivers, but will be ran by an automated system, for some reason upsets me. Continue reading

A new year…

does not always mean a new start.

New Years’ resolutions are made and broken every year. Some people are able to keep theirs, but those people were actually ready for the changes they were implementing, I do not believe it has anything to do with the date. I also do not believe that just saying you are going to do something is what it takes to motivate you to actually do it. You have to have something in your life that is making you uncomfortable enough to stick with it, or at least I do. Continue reading