Archive for the ‘ Thoughts ’ Category

Trash Cash

“The United States spends more on trash bags than ninety other countries spend on everything. In other words, the receptacles of our waste cost more than all of the goods consumed by nearly half of the world’s nations.”

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink

Neutrality: the bane of modern diplomacy

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” (Desmond Tutu)

GOP 2012 Candidates’ Educational Achievements

GOP 2012 Candidates' Educational Backgrounds

What can college do for you?

Michele Bachmann
Winona State University (B.A.)
Oral Roberts University (J.D.)
William & Mary Law School (LL.M.)

Newt Gingrich
Emory University (B.A.)
Tulane University (M.A./PhD)

Jon Huntsman, Jr.
University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)

Ron Paul
Gettysburg College (B.S.)
Duke University (M.D.)

Mitt Romney
Stanford University (1 yr.)
Brigham Young University (BA)
Harvard University (MBA, JD)

Rick Santorum
Pennsylvania State University (B.A.)
University of Pittsburgh (MBA)
Dickinson School of Law (LL.M.)?

Herman Cain
Morehouse College (BS)
Purdue University (MS)

Rick Perry
Texas A&M University (B.S.)

Curiosity is your Duty

Whether or not we think about it, our decisions affect more than just ourselves. Depending on who we are and what it is that we do, the effects can be big or small. One of the biggest decisions most of us make on a daily basis is whether or not we will ‘care’. To think that we are not obligated to do something is perhaps our biggest misplaced belief. Perhaps the pressure that surrounds ‘acting’ is that we cannot think small, somehow, over time, an expectation has developed that when we think, we must think big, and when we act, our actions should be on a large scale. This could not be further from the truth – being curious about everyday ‘facts’ is a great start, and informing yourself the best action!

Start out simple, be it the source of what you eat or what you know – ask a simple question a day, and make it a goal to find that one answer. Chances are, your questions today will lead to your question for tomorrow. If I were god, ignorance would have been a sin, and curiosity the biggest virtue!