Disguised Blessings – #Blesstival 2016


By Jef Poskanzer – originally posted to Flickr as Glass Beach / wave, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3773754

Blessings come in many ways in our lives and sometimes those blessing are in disguise.

It is easy to look back on our experience and see where something or someone was a blessing, but it is very difficult to see those blessing that are currently unfolding in the present, especially if they come with difficult change.

This of course does not mean that we are not blessed in the current moment; we just need to understand that blessings can come as hardships. We have all heard before when a tragedy strikes that maybe positive change will come of it.

I am reminded of the phrase “diamond in the rough.” If it were not for the hardships that cause one to get thrown about in the waves of experience, then one may never reach that level of refined beauty that so many seek.

I was asked recently by a friend, “How did you end up with a good man after being with an abusive one?” This was asked honestly with the underlying notion that those who get involved in abusive relationships tend to repeat those relationship choices.

I had never thought about my current relationship from this perspective….

How did I end up making a positive change in my life?

I am glad my friend had the courage to speak up and ask me. This was a blessing in its own right. The subject came up because of a blog post that I reluctantly made about my past abuse. I did not know at the time just how much healing that one blog post could bring me and again I was blessed.

My current relationship is thankfully not an abusive one. There are hard times and there are really tough decisions that need to be made, but I am now in a secure place in my experience that allows for greater spiritual growth. I am changing and growing and I am blessed to be in such a responsive relationship. I have been contemplating for weeks about my current relationship and questioning its blessings in preparation for this post. I only now see this relationship as such a blessing in progress because of this post.

When we honestly question our current experience for deeper meaning we are allowing the All That Is to move about freely in our lives to help us do some polishing up. This is also when synchronicity becomes visible. This has definitely been happening in my life, and I am happy to invite the change in perspective.

My previous post was about past blessings and where they have brought me. Those blessing in my life were much easier to view in hindsight. I could see the good that came about from those situations and I could say with confidence that I was blessed.

This current post is not as definitive as my last. I am being blessed yet I am among the chaos that comes with the shedding of old ways. Many of these current blessings are still being expressed and brought forth. They are not finished with me and I have not felt their true worth.

One of those blessings is my husband. It is his birthday today and I want to honor his presence in my life by expressing the blessings I have received from our relationship.

It has been difficult to truly see my blessings. I know that I have benefited greatly from our relationship and I know that I am happy with where our decisions have brought us thus far, but after 10 years we are still a work in progress.

If there is one great lesson that I have learned from this man, it is to seek greatness in all that I do and the blessings will abound.

I am still at a loss for words to describe the blessings in our relationship, but I do know that love is the best sandpaper there is when is comes to smoothing out our spiritual selves. My husband and I can only truly know our worth to one another and others can only know the reflections that our relationship makes upon this world.

My hope is that we help create positive change to those around us.

Change is always happening and we get to chose how we perceive it, just as you get to perceive my intentions for this post.

I want others to seek to see the beginnings of blessings in their current situations and remember that blessings come in many unsuspecting ways.

This post was created as part of a Blog Blesstival created by Sophia’s Children.  I would like to thank Jamie for opening up the windows for these blessings to be brought forth.


Bringing up The Next Generation of Thomas Paines


I love being having the freedom to share the genuine and thoughtful ideas of those around me…and I hope to be able to continue to do so for many generations to come.

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

The Encompassing Ego…with order there must be chaos

rustic compass

I try to help nudge open the minds of those around me with one action at a time.  This is how I live my life; trying to be an example of what happens when someone just is, which is quite difficult in our technology and service driven world.  I like for one moment to run into the next without much planning ahead or thinking about how my action will be perceived by others….

…that is what I like to tell myself anyways.

What was just written was my ego trying to make its identity fit into some kind of role.  The persona I relate to which helps me remember my story and give meaning to my life, the one I have been creating since the birth of my avatar.

Although we are told when we are young “We can achieve our dreams” no one specified that our dreams mustn’t hold our only value and true worth.  We should also be told the we must have understanding of ourselves beside our actions for the ego.

I just got off the phone with my father who I haven’t spoken to since last weekend.  I speak to him every weekend and we have long conversations about life in general.  Sometimes he is coherent; sometimes he has had way too much to drink.  Most of the time he gets offended by something said or misconstrued.  Today he was angry because I didn’t call him on Father’s Day.

I explained that it was a day that only brings more pain than joy for those who have had losses in their lives and that should one day hold so much baring on one’s character.  It has been turned from a day of commemoration to a day of counting up grievances so that they can be doled back out, much like any other commemorating day in the eyes of divisionalized corporate societies.

He didn’t much like my explanation, so I asked him if I was wrong to not speak to him that one day when I speak to him every other weekend of the year.  He couldn’t answer.  I also asked if my sister who called him that one day yet ignores his calls throughout the year was now somehow “off the hook” because she called on this special designated day.

To me, how can someone came up with a day that was soon adopted commercially and is synonymous with one attending a weekly church service to make them feel good about themselves.

The feeding that ego again is what it is all about.  We all want to be heard, we all want our experience to be known, we all want to be honored, and we all want someone to celebrate us.  How can anyone be trusted when the actions that they pursue are for the ego?

It is trust that is no longer valid when one lets go of the ego and no longer has the need to be offended.

My father quickly changed the subject from my infraction to his ego over to what my current status is on some projects.  Well mainly just the project that involves a metal sign created by my late grandfather.  It once traversed the entrance to his family’s land.  This was the land which had been in our family since the inception of U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants given out to veterans of the Revolutionary War; lands that were slowly sold off in small parcels when economic times became rough and eventually succumbed to being completely lost when my grandfather died and his new wife decided she no longer wanted the upkeep, but rather the money it was worth.

June 075My uncle removed the sign from the property, repainted it and had it lying in his backyard until his wife decided to leave him, take his home, and sell it.

It has now been resting and rusting away in my uncle’s former neighbor’s yard until I rescued it a few weeks ago.  My plan is to sand it down and repaint it to keep the rust from eating it to nothing.  Although there is no longer hundreds of year old family land for it to grace the entrance, there can be a resurrection of it amongst my vegetable garden in the suburbs.

This is I do believe is something to commemorate, or maybe not, since it means the passing of a way of life that may never again be seen in this country.

(I wonder what ever came of the old family graveyard tucked away in the woods on that property?)

I informed my dad that the sign is patiently nesting between my corn and grapes awaiting its make-over, and that I have more pressing projects before the grinding can commence.  He wasn’t impressed.

 He scoffed at my involvement with People Against the NDAA .  He told me that I can’t change the way things are.

Really? What happened to father’s telling their children that the world is at their feet?

Man, there could be a long list of achievements that never were if their inspiration came from father’s like mine.

I see my future to be bright and I will not allow there to be anyone with the authority over me and my family that of sovereign action.  Do people not realize that laws create futures?  These are the parameters we are setting for our children’s achievements.  This is when that inspiring adage “Be all that you can be” warps into “Be what we say you can be or move out of our way.”

I continue loving my dad for the human that he is and leave the inspiration to those who stood up for something like Samuel Adams who said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

That is if I can trust the intentions of those who wrote the history books.

(Damn ego)

Wish I was as Good as This Guy…


This guy does such a better job at explaining what I was ranting about weeks ago.

All that college education that I am currently paying for while employing myself usually gets jumbled up with my emotions from the present as well as with memories from my childhood and the knowledge that my children will have to suffer more extraneous if I don’t help do something to help change our current situation as humans on this Lone Pale Blue Dot.

Asperger’s and the Media Narrative on Autism and the Mentally Ill

It is a shame that so many people just let whatever may come out of their televisions, computers, radios, cell phones, or other all life encompassing electronic devices to just make their decisions for them. I really don’t tire from trying to help people understand that there is a lot more entertainment out there than there is actual facts. The movie Idiocracy comes to mind.

We may all be a bit neurodiverse


Adam Lanza, Asperger’s, and the Media Narrative on Autism and the Mentally Ill – National – The Atlantic Wire.

I’m guilty of many things but losing my humanity is not one of them…

Not sure who is in this photo, but was taken at a public art show.

Not sure who is in this photo, but was taken at a public art show.

I’m guilty.  I make sweepingly broad generalizations about things that go on around me.  Who doesn’t?  It is the way that our brain puts information together and processes it, especially when we really, really want to justify ourselves.  Our brain does such a good job that our scientists can’t even get close to the processing ability of the human mind.  Economist use sweeping generalizations for the whole of the economic system that billions of people rely upon every day.  Laws that are set in-the-books are sweeping generalizations of mental states or actions that encompass the 315 million Americans through consideration or lack thereof under those laws.  When someone violates a law they must then pay restitution for their lack of consideration of that law.  They are, fined, jailed, or forever ostracized because they had some lapse of judgment…or were just raised to believe in a certain way.  We are all raised to believe something.

I was raised to believe that all males were dirty sexually charged scum who only wanted to use my body for their pleasure and that I should be wary of them at all costs.  I was raised in a very fundamentalist Christian home.  I was told I needed to preserve my virtuousness as a woman by only giving myself to the man I was going to marry.  Was I surprised when I finally interacted with boys and they came off to me as nice and charming?  They gave me more attention than I had ever received from my home-life.  My mom never told me there were both good and bad.  She only ever pointed out the bad and my religious duty to stay away.  So, what was I supposed to believe about my own self when I became sexually charged?  It was going to happen.  It is the natural course of the human body.  Those hormones begin to well up and my natural instinct to procreate begins to kick in.  I guess I essentially began to see myself as the scum that my mother so vehemently spoke about.  I was then living in a dark world.  Teenage years are rough in our society and I can only imagine what it is like now with all the added stressors of constant information dissemination across the web.

My daughter and I had a conversation the other day about her wanting to know everything.  Not that she wants to know all the information in the world and be smart, but more like she wants to know the intentions of people and what their actions are going to be.  I had a difficult time trying to explain to her that she must trust people.  In our day of mega-news and breaking stories of attacks and deaths it is difficult for trust in other people and of society as a whole to grow on a natural course.

I try to limit our household TV consumption as well as other forms for that matter, and instead try to increase the time we spend talking to one another to entertain deeper philosophical thought and inner reflection of ourselves as not only individuals but as participants in a societal structure.  We all have considerations to keep.

We then heard a story on the radio about facebook craziness where people are posing as someone else.  I really liked Oliver Mundy’s review of this movie and do believe I will be watching it soon.  There is a need that has been created for some to do this, not because they are deranged, but because they have the same natural tendencies of every other human being to want to be included and accepted, yet trivial minded pettiness about looks and actions along with lack of meaningful relationships cause these individuals to become reclusive and hide behind their computers and create a fantasy world in which they are accepted.  It is again a show of the gross distortion of humanity.

Now, the story I heard on the radio was about a supposed law that some want to get passed to ban this type of manipulation.  I thought there was already a law in place for this.  Identity theft comes to mind. On another note, have we so lost people to this type of act that instead of trying to correct a problem and see what we could do differently as a human race that might help these people, instead we put a bandage on the symptom and further ostracize them by making their actions illegal when larger corporations manipulated people every day with the bombardment of commercials doing the same thing with their products?

“Drink coke you will be as happy as a polar bear in the North Pole.”

“Take our pill and your relationship will get better because it was only suffering do to your incompetence as a male.”

“Wear our make-up and people will think you are sophisticated and beautiful and all your dreams will be fulfilled.”

“Buy our clothes and you will be content in your life and get to go to great parties and hang out with friends.”

“Use our energy drink, you will be successful and finally rich so you can go buy more crap you don’t need but we want the profit.”

Sweeping generalizations?  Of course they don’t just come out and say it like that, but everyone gets the gist of what is going on and everyone accepts it.  If people want to put this Facebook story down in the books as insignificant and pointless then they need to think again how this type of technology is affecting our children.  For our children the cyber-world is as close to reality as the table they are sitting and typing away at.  They are being brought up to rely fully only these electronics and to put complete and total trust in them, this along with being shown and taught that they cannot trust their fellow humans on a daily basis.

As you can see this is a difficult idea to bring across to my Asperger’s daughter who already has a stunted concept of the way that society must run in this day and age.  I don’t think she is stunted of course, that is just what the diagnoses postulates.  I believe she has a mind that does not want to grasp the grossly distorted society we now live in.  She doesn’t want to accept that people can’t just be honest with one another on the grounds of being considerate of others feelings yet she watches people daily take advantage of others violating this very concept.  This is a confusing social structure and I myself have difficulties explaining it to her, and once I really start explaining these things, once I start putting words to these sweeping generalizations that we are just supposed to know and follow then I start to see how absurd they really are and why she has a difficult time understanding them.

Everything is ass backwards.  Instead of someone having confidence in themselves they rely on everyone around them to be gentle so as not to break their fragile self-image yet they are then taught that you cannot trust that person.  Paranoia ensues.  We are now raising a paranoid generation who relies on the wrong information to get by.  These children will be the next Senators, Representatives, Congressman, or ghastly the next Commander and Chief.  What is that sort of America going to look like?

I have a post that I wrote up months ago yet never published because of its controversy…but I am glad I didn’t because it sort of goes with this one.  I will just give you the gist and now the update.

I know someone who got a lap-band to lose weight since their weight was of concern to their health.  The doctor agreed upon it and the patient agreed upon it and the insurance allowed for the procedure to happen.  The patient then just kept living as usual.  Eating the same things in the same amounts and just went to go throw up when she overindulged.  She thought this was laughable, but if someone questioned this then they are looked as like a creep who doesn’t care for someone.  How can being concerned for someone’s health turn against one so quickly.  Now this person just had the lapband removed, because it just didn’t work (and posted all over their Facebook how everyone should be concerned for them during their surgery).  Concerned for what?  They chose to have the lapband.  They chose not to follow the instructions and they chose to have it removed.  You bet it didn’t work.  The whole purpose of the lapband is to force someone to change their habits.  It is not for them to feel good about themselves and talk about how they did it.  It is to force them to take responsibility for what they stick in their face.  I wonder what kind of statistic this patient will become after lying to their doctor about the effects of the lapband.  I know others who have tried the lapband and were successful at changing their habits.  One who went through a successful pregnancy and breastfed while having the lapband.  So eating smaller amounts and still getting the nutrition needed is possible, but I think the psychological aspects of this procedure need some perfecting.

I am no doctor and am just making generalizations.  Generalizations just like the doctors that do with the results of their scientific experiments.  Taking in a few thousand sometimes only hundreds of patients’ stories and extrapolating that information to encompass the 315 million Americans.  Just like Americans generalize their considerations of the Muslim religion based upon one incident that killed around 3,000 Americans and some 4,500 casualties of the resulting war.  Just like the generalizations made by the Afghans about Americans since the killing of some 136,000 of their civilians during the American ‘War on Terror.’  We generalize everything.  This is how we survive, and even though we teach that generalization is a bad thing, we live by it in everyday situations.  We just all keep it hush-hush.  We don’t verbalize it.  For if we verbalized it then we would be bringing it out of the shadows and have to face it with responsibility.

I am at a loss for what to think about my country.  I am at a loss for what to teach my children about their country.  I am at a loss for what to do to help others change their perspectives.  I am at a loss.

I do know one thing, though…I will hang on to my humanity while I continue to make generalizations.  I will not stop thinking about other people and trying to relate to them.  I will not stop trying to figure out how to make this world a better place.  I will not stop dreaming or hoping for a brighter future.  I will not stop being human.  I will make mistakes and I will learn from my experience, and I will not blame anyone for my choices. Nothing anyone says or does chooses for me.  I choose how I react and how I allow things to affect me.  I choose.  What do you choose?

Common Sense Revisited…for the New Millenium

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'”

Dr. King was a great soul in a meager body. The latter of these quotes is one of my favorites. I usually have to repeat it to myself when working to remind me that job (or salary) does not equate character or wisdom. I am one who usually chooses to take the self-effacing pie and return to the corner, but sometimes things just build up inside of me too great to keep under wraps.

The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States. Which not only meant that the barons of production (birthers of the corporate world and its bureaucracy) could no longer go to other countries and buy or trick people into working for them for their passage to a free new world, and they could also no longer own the progeny those servants produced. People forget about all the other slaves that were freed from this amendment. There were many Irish and Chinese slaves as well as other Europeans who were indentured servants and debtors many more than Africans. I’m not really sure why the prevailing mindset is towards only one race and all the others forgotten. Maybe it has something to do with the adage “Divide and Conquer,” but that can be taken up here.

The 13th Amendment was a good thing in theory, but what makes me sad is that we had to make up rules for people to care about others instead of them inherently knowing that treating another person like that is just not right. This has nothing to do with morality or religion. Treating someone as beneath you is just not right. The 13th Amendment is an instance of bureaucracy allowing mediocrity. The passing of the 13 Amendment didn’t fix the problem of slavery it just changed the way that it was utilized. Basically it was medicine for the symptoms. Those that were okay with enslaving another human being for their pleasure and gain were only forced to find new ways to do it. It is not surprising that not long after slaves were freed that Bernays and his manipulation of the public mind-set began to set the course for a new generation of Robber Barons.

If you think about it those who owned slaves then, now just own the big corporations and they no longer have to feed and shelter their slaves. They are no longer responsible for them. Those slaves are now voluntary servants who go to work every day to make sure they can pay the debt that comes with living a menial life in our free country.

Many just work where they can for what they can and get by. If one chooses to keep up with the Jones (those who are deemed superior because they own new stuff, go to cool parties, and vacation a lot) then they must take out student loans for education and then voluntarily take out a mortgage to buy a presentable home for someone of their status and then must voluntarily finance a car as well. All of this to continue to pay all the bills that come with maintaining this lifestyle or otherwise live a low income life like the majority of the population which is shunned upon.

And people can argue all they want that they don’t look down on people for their status, but they are lying.  I’m not going to get into statistic and who does and who doesn’t.  People do look down upon someone when they assume you don’t have money or brains because of their attire or the car they drive.  This is the very reason most people struggle to maintain the proper lifestyle.

My daughter asked me one day, “Why do old people like to go to the casinos and spend all their money.” Apparently she has overheard me speaking about [people who have issues with gambling and asked a pertinent question, so I thought about it and then said, “Well once they get that old and have worked all of their life hoping to achieve the American dream they realize that their entire life was a lie. Their retirement funds have disappeared and they believe their only hope is to take a chance and try for something better, but instead they are only still losing.” I think I sometimes explain things well above my children’s head, but I want them to understand the ruthlessness of the economic system in our country. People have become zombies of materialism dragging about in the economic system on autopilot; I must work, I must shop, I must compete.

I had a correlating thought the other day about us living in a casino-like economy. We go to work every day to either make ends meet or choose to morally degrade other people and work our way to the top echelon of the economic world, but for those already at the top (the casino execs aka the C-Suite) they just sit back and collect. (I’m sorry there is no amount of work one can do to be worth one million dollars in a year and this is low in the salary and benefit range for the C-suite. For those who haven’t thought about this before I will break it down. That calculates to $83,333 a month, $19,230 a week, or $480 an hour. I’m sorry but what constitutes a person taking that much stake out of the well-being of the human populace? I really don’t have much room to talk, because I have a house with heat and water at my beckoning call, when there are people who make less than a dollar a week and must travel over a mile for water.

For someone like these executives to expect this kind of money to me is sickening. Especially when corporations push on their employees, “Do you pay for yourself?” Most of those on the top turn to their executive staff and say “Make this happen,” so the staff turns to the regional managers and says, “Try harder, make this happen,” then those mangers turn to their district managers and say, “Push harder we need sales, make this happen,” so those managers turn to their sales managers and say, “Get moving, cut hours, push sales, make this happen,” then those sales managers turn to their staff who only make minimum wage and has to tell them to push for more sales and then cuts their hours to improve the payroll because with less work across the board people can’t buy as much and sales inevitably drop. Then back at the top those executives that make 50% more than the minimum wage employees turnaround and blame those very people for wanting too much; for being stingy, for being lazy.

Anyone can try to argue that they worked for their position and status, but who in their right mind could truly do the things to the world that corporations do and say they worked hard and deserve to make those paychecks?

I’m sorry, but it pains me that people blame wrongs on those who are deemed lesser and the ones really doing the dirty deeds are touted as gods. The people at the top in the business world got to the top by giving up a part of their humanity. They act as though they are elders who believe that they are the driving force of our country and they must make hard decisions for the greater good. Truly these people are in a class of their own. Anyone who can make 50% more in one paycheck than those at the bottom and say that they deserve it are lying to themselves and everyone else.

Now with the new Healthcare program coming around, those making these unfathomable paychecks want to blame everything on the legislature and the ‘bottom feeders’ and not on them being greedy.

Those at the top want to say that those on the bottom, who work their butts of every day (aka the voluntarily enslaved or indentured) are to blame. Those on the bottom are the greedy. So, now most large corporations are going to start only hiring part-time employees and then they don’t have to provide healthcare. This has happened after these corporations cut costs, by already altering the benefits of employees and laying-off others while putting more work load on the people who are in the future going to get less hours because someone wants to maintain their level of lifestyle. Not to improve the economy or help others out.

These corporations are going to take everything from you as a person, your lively hood, your money and they are going to amass fortunes and you will be left in the dust; that is unless you join their game and start sucking the life out of other people and taking their money too. Then you are no better than the rest of them.

I could go on forever….these people say, “I give back to the economy by purchasing stuff.” Really? You only purchase high dollar goods where your money only stays in the hands of those who also have huge fortunes. You go to restaurants and pay thousands (yes, thousands) of dollars for one meal. Then you only purchase high dollar clothing and make sure your kids go to private schools where only other high dollar kids attend so that your children don’t have to mingle with the ‘bottom feeders.’

Do these people also teach their kids that people who drive a 15 year old vehicle and live in a small 3 bedroom house and only make $20,000 a year are lowly people who only want to steal their hard earned money? I am not lowly; I just don’t understand how one could take money like that and feel any kind of indignation toward me. I don’t ask for much and I am not going stop caring about others needs.

I do not want to make that much money. What could one person do to really need that much money? If corporations started paying their C-suite employees compensatory wages then we would live in a much more free country, but also people have got to stop thinking that buying a bunch of crap all the time is what makes them happy. I know I just want to be treated better than an indentured servant toiling away in the field while someone lives decadently off the labors of my back and my struggles as a human just to gain acceptance among my peers.

New shit is overrated. Now, the top execs want to stay on the top so we have product obsolescence where you can’t even get a decent product that is actually meant to last longer than a few years. Obsolescence should not be a marketing strategy, and all the people who work jobs where they are making a meager salary in hopes to one day become CEOs need to stop dreaming. There is no way that everyone could be the top execs because then who would sell the stuff on the bottom? If you are trading your humanity for this dream, it’s like making a deal with the devil; selling your integrity for profits, or numbers that reflect profits to prove your worth and gain that same acceptance among your peers.

This mindset, ‘salary equates character’, should be a bad thing but instead for some reason the prevailing belief is that one’s job and financial status is proportional to their integrity and strength of character. I do believe some of the most influential people in the world were those from the lower classes. Einstein was an office clerk, which equates to an assistant today.

Do people not realize that we are being tricked to believe that material gain is actually making you a better person or do people just really not care anymore? Marketing and Public Relations is just a way to redefine trickery and sleight of hand.

Do people not realize that although they got a new phone or a new car or whatever else has been mass produced so that someone else can make mega profit that not only are they competing in the rat race but they may have just taken the future life of someone who really needed that petroleum for the plastic tubing that would give them a blood transfusion? Because when we run out of that stuff what are we going to mass produce all that stuff from? I’d like to know, because I may not be alive, but my children will be and my grandchildren too.

Mass production has given us too much of a good thing. I think Aldous Huxley summed it up well when he wrote, “Familiarity breeds indifference.”
Last year the majority of companies showed growth and profits, not from selling more stuff, but from acquiring smaller businesses that they could add to their last year’s sales and by cutting costs which raised their profits artificially. We are not coming out of a recession and now major CEO’s are selling stocks left and right getting out of the American market. Thankfully some are thinking a bit rationally, but is it enough?


Stop sugar coating it. Stop pretending. We need to change some stuff. We need to rethink who we are as a nation. We need to stop playing on our phones and talking about television shows and we need to pay attention to the system that is slowly burning from the inside out.

Either, those in the C-suite take all your money and you must go home empty handed and say…”Well, I played a good hand,’ or we tell them to screw those salaries and balance things across the board so that our economy can adjust. Profits will have to go down; shareholders will have to suck it up, because we are never guaranteed the future anyway. It can’t be done in a day and it will probably take years to change the way that the majority of us were raised to think, but it will be more sustainable for our society, and people we be happier in the long run.

I will leave you with another great quote from Dr. King and a video that I like.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”