Saving The World Is Hard… Part 1

How about that for a title, I’ll bet I got your attention. 🙂 There are so many people in the world today that seem to think that every problem we have has a silver bullet solution. That means that there is one thing that we can do that will fix everything. But, some of us know better, don’t we? This is the first of a multi-part series about that topic.

The first thing you might think of when hearing the title of this post is global warming. That is a very critical part of the puzzle but it is not the only part. This ten part series is about a myriad of things that have gone wrong in our world, that if they are not directly addressed the world we pass on to our kids and grand kids might be threatened by a horrible collapse. I have lived on this earth for 70+ years now and I don’t think I have ever seen it as broken as it seems right now.

Are we all so enamored by our selfish needs that we are knowingly ignoring our future generations for some instant gratification? I THINK NOT!! or at least I hope not. I don’t leave any heirs so in some ways I have no direct obligation to pass on a world that is better than when I entered it. But to me bloodlines are universal in that I believe we are all brothers and sisters or at least a world community. I take these thoughts from the Christian bible, but they are found in most other spiritual documents. We are all in this together is my mantra. While many have grossly strayed from these teachings I continue to stick to them as they define my philosophy of life.

This series will talk about many issues that, at least to some, are things that we personally can’t do anything about. If we don’t lose that feeling then we might as well pack our bags. It takes a groundswell to affect change and that always starts at a personal level. I will try my best to show you what you personally can do to be one of the drops in this tsunami. One of my favorite quotes about life comes from Gandhi as shown here. At different points in my life it has meant different things, but it’s central message is that a groundswell is a river made up of individual drops of water. It starts as a single drop but ends in some things that change lives. That is what this series, and for the most part the whole of RJsCorner, is all about.

Please stick around and let me know what you think about what I say during my “Saving The World” series.