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AN IDLE MIND IN THE NEW YEAR

If I ruled the world, this is what I would change.

 

Political squelch button  --  We have to tone down politicians.  Toward that end, several of my friends from the far right to the far left have an idea.  Let’s get together as one voice and tell our politicians near and far to get along.  They have to go at least one month each year without saying a single bad thing about the other.  Let's designate August for that purpose. 

 

Mogul Bankers  --  We all have to move our money out of the big six banks (Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Chase) into regional banks.  That is known as citizen regulation. 

 

Schools  --  We all should reconnect  with our schools.  Every citizen should have some connection with their local school other than your kids.

 

The Truth  --  Nobody, including politicians, should  be allowed to lie.  Truthiness is banned.  Truth is  the first virtue of thought.

 

Be Decent  --  Remember what your grandmother said; be nice to your family and fellow travelers. 

 

Eliminate meanness  --  I had a seminal experience several years ago.  I went to a ‘bush’ dance in Sweden; kind of like in a grange hall.  When a man, imbued with too much liquor, tried to dance with someone else’s lady, I expected a fight.  Instead, all the people treated this inebriated meddler with kindness, as though he was disabled. 

 

Travel to a foreign country.  --  Citizens of the United States are insular and don't know it.  Thus, they think they know it all, but don't.  We must travel further than our own shadows.  As adults we need to get out there to all these countries to see whether we are doing good or ill.  We need to come back from afar, having breathed new air.

 

Friends  --  Remember old friends that you 'usta' like and simply forgot about them.  Give ‘em a call outa the blue.

 

Horses  --  Take riding lessons.  You have to lose yourself to find yourself.

 

Food  --  Eat less.  There are a lot of chunky monkeys out there.  Someone recently suggested that the powerful countries are intentionally keeping the third world hungry to keep control over their resources.  Think The Congo!

If I ruled the world, these are the things I would change.



Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10:32AM by Registered CommenterLAUREN PAULSON | Comments1 Comment

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Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!

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March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay B.

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