Category: Justice

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Every human being, whether living now or in a future generation, should be afforded the opportunity to live a meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life.

 Positive psychology and minimalism are rooted in the same soil; both gather their nutrients from altruism,  the principle and practice of concern for the welfare of others. 

May 26, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Some things are un-American. Thanks to Tom Ricks for reminding us of what these are. Watching this, listening to the tape, brings me back a lot to the 1930s, the use of political violence to subdue people and the vocabulary word I think for today is un-American. It is un-American for a political candidate to…

May 7, 2017 Carol No comments exist

‘I don’t understand how our lawmakers…can be so lacking in empathy,’ says Xeni Jardin, breast cancer survivor and co-editor of Boing Boing, on the House passing the AHCA. Jardin is referring to the “health care” bill passed by the House on May 4, 2017. America is like a body, and we have to take care…

March 27, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Something is happening here in the United States of America. There’s a new kind of activism taking hold. It began with the postinauguration women’s marches. Then gained momentum spurred by resistance against Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders. And this fierce new movement recently wowed us when organic protests sprang up around the country to save the Affordable…

March 23, 2017 Carol No comments exist

This year the U.S. is number 14 in happiness, a ranking so low that we literally fall of this chart.   The data comes from the 2017 World Happiness Report, released on March 20th, to coincide with World Happiness Day.The report was prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an international panel of social scientists…

March 19, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Trees live in communities and help one another. Baboons teach us how to be peaceful. Humans are born to be good.   There you have three prime examples of how nature makes the case for compassion. Mother Nature Wants Us to Be Compassionate Why? Because she wants her children to do well. To survive, to thrive….

February 13, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Donald J. Trump has been lying to us. These are not the ordinary lies of ordinary politicians. No –These lies have been carefully designed to further the interests of the liar himself. His thirst for power. His narcissistic personality disorder. Personal financial gain. To sanction and enable some deplorable attitudes and actions – sexism, racism, bigotry, and…

January 28, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Are you aware of what’s happening in our country?   If you don’t like what you see, what have you done about it? What are you willing to do about it?   Have you thought about the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction? Do you understand the need for constant vigilance over ourselves and over…

November 28, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Trump’s campaign pledge was to “Make America great again.”   Let us as a nation pledge to “Make America great.”. Drop the “again,” because it suggests that we might need to turn back the clock. When, in fact, what’s needed are some fresh new ideas about how to move forward.   So then … How do…

November 11, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Americans are experiencing the aftermath of the election. What can we do to contain the damages and move forward?   Let’s begin by examining how we got to this frightening place. It all started with inequality.   Inequality Not long ago I wrote about how inequality is ruining our country. In a follow-up post, I…

July 6, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Over dinner one night I was talking to Alicia and I said what if we just solved it, what would it look like if we just solved hunger in Framingham? — David Blais, Greater Bostonians: Daniel’s Table, Feeding The Hungry As If They Were Family Did Alicia seize Dave’s latest what if? Of course she did!…