Web Developer, Designer, and Artist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
"Art changes the world." -me.
I am a busy guy. Unfortunately, the US is full of stupid people and common sense isn't very common. I fight for education and the arts, because they make us whole. So I fight the good fight with my art. I'm not any good at it, I'm not changing anything. But my art will. Our collective art will, one day, wake this sleepy world.
There is so much violence in this world. It is all a result of ignorance or poor communication skills. The government creates this ignorance through secrecy and festers poor communication skills with a sub standard education system in the hopes that the educated can better lead the uninformed.
Instead, we have stupid lazy people in leadership simply because they could afford an education and took a government position which offers more benefits and affluence, but who's only interest is their own and they have no concern for the people they lead.
You would think that we would have learned by now. Instead, we are running around like chickens with our heads cut-off trying to put out fires everywhere on the meager incomes that menial labor can afford, all while protecting college educations tucked under our arm.
So stop. Just stop and smell the roses. Look around. Thankfully, this mess of a life is temporary. Enjoy it and the people around you. Do not overlook your family. Never take advantage of friends.
What you do in this 'life' is simply a phase of learning, but it will directly affect you in the next. Don't worry about it, just enjoy the day, even the challenges presented you.
Look at everything as an opportunity. An opportunity to share, an opportunity to fix something, an opportunity to learn and grow. Because it is.
Never belittle or berate someone simply because they are vulnerable. Then their genius can't surface because of your oppression. Bullying and ridicule are actually well known signs and symptoms of the failure of our education system. And now that our education system has failed so miserably, the same symptomatic bullying and ridicule without reason follows us from the school yard to congress, the senate and beyond.
Our government hides a covert government within it that is unchecked and completely disconnected from the rest of the world, making decisions on our own behalf without any regard for us, using technologies that would benefit mankind as a whole. Maintained with intimidation and ridicule.