Topic Tuesday #171 2015/10/27 "Doing Something"
I have given it a lot of thought and I don't feel like I am doing enough. I am doing lots of things, certainly, but not in the direction I want. I am fearful of the direction the world is taking. I want the world to be the best it can be for my children and there are so many disturbing trends that are beyond my influence to change. I have this blog... I have the OrlyRadio podcast... I have people that listen and read what I have to say, though it very well could just be an echo chamber without any real impact or reach.
Where does this line of thought lead? I asked myself that very question, and the answer is increasingly that I need to do something. If you want to change the world, you have to do it yourself. I am not really prepared to do that... I am not wealthy, nor part of a political dynasty. I know a great deal about a lot of different things but I will be the first to tell you I don't know everything and have plenty to learn. So... I will see how this 2016 election shakes out. Will the people that have the constitution to change the things that are wrong win or will we flounder under the same old business as usual system that has brought us here? I have hope, but there isn't much left.
So... I may have to run for office. Any office. I may have to step through several offices to make changes along the way to get things done. I may have to lose people along the way. I may have to do things I do not want to do to make the best choices. But I would then know what was in the way of those that have come before me, and that would be informative for me and the future leaders I would tell.
I'm not perfect, no one is - but if I decide I am needed... If I am called to service to make a difference, I will. So, world... You are on notice. Get your act together, or I am coming for you.