Tuesday, June 20, 2006

An Introduction to Change...

Dear Reader,

It has become apparent from day to day that we, as a human race, are changing, as indeed we always have. Our consciousness shifts and moves in groups as we endure the ages. Change is the universal constant. We may look back at the silly styles, the absurd trends, the beautiful art; the times when tension was high, or times when courage and the unbending human spirit were what brought us through the toughest of times. We may even look back a few decades from now to wonder what we could have possibly been thinking, or to realize that these times are not much different from some of the darkest times in human history. However, as we are all undoubtedly from the same source, that source being nature, we too share in obligatory compliance with its laws. We may find some comfort in the idea that nature has a way of correcting itself when things have taken an unexpected turn for the worse. Or maybe we as humans, being a much smaller part of a much larger organism than we are able to pull back and view as a whole (much like a microscopic organism to our larger human bodies) are a cancer. As companies engage in competition for drilling on the moon we are amidst a quest for another life-sustaining planet(s), we may spread like a virus. But let us not have scorched our mother earth and left her barren. We cannot leave it up to some "greater power" or even nature to fix what we have done and are in the process of doing. I ask all of you to stand up against things that are unjust. We must not feign courageous actions because of fear. Fear will paralyze us; it already has. If we really are the good people we claim to be (or the horrible people we admit to being) we should at least act the part. Actions always speak louder than words. Stand up for something larger than yourself- look beyond your own pain. That is the only way we may touch the lives of others and inspire peace and beauty in the life all around us. By acting out what is in our hearts we can change the things we do not like as well as each other. We must always keep in mind the words of the great Mahatma, Mohandas K. Ghandi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

This will be my last attempt at illustrating the importance of putting a bullet in the ugly face of apathy. The information I have consolidated is now ready to be brought forth and given to your disposal. What will follow is an intense compendium of information that may otherwise be difficult to procure. Fear not, you will be armed with knowledge and the decision to stay dormant or act will be yours.


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