Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

Do those of us who are American really appreciate the rights that we have? The freedom of the press, the right to disagree with the government, the ability to be a bit different than everyone else, and still be part of a pluristic society?
Look at the world around us? There is no shortage of countries with theocratic dictatorships, evil and ruthless overlords, and life-sapping poverty.
HOWEVER… I also see America as becoming very much a consumer-oriented society, an environment steeped in the desire to “have it all”. And I am sorry, but the resources we have are not enough for everyone to live like a monarch.
Maybe the time has come (and actually the time came already quite a while ago…) for us to be willing to do with a bit less. And to stretch ourselves a bit for the betterment of our society.

What can YOU and I do practically… some small thing… to help those whose lives are not as fortunate as yours and mine???

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