commented on Why Is America So Unequal?
It is difficult to see that any and all of these problems exist. Even if I benefit from some of them I do not want them. I try to act in ways that do not promote these issues but do not feel that I am doing anything more that waiting for things to change. I understand that it is a complicated and ingrained situation but what is one little thing that any of us can do today to help improve the circumstance that are at BEST indifferent? I am asking sincerely.
commented on My Parents Told Me the Sad Truth About America
I marvel at the hate and vitriol that seeps out whenever anyone suggests things could be different, or even better. Why is it so hard to conceive that we do have obligations to ourselves and each other? Is it so scary or insulting to ask that everyone's lives be improved, to dare suggest that maybe we can try harder or care a little more? The us and them mentality is a trap (one I fall into myself).
I am sad to say it was a reasonable and responsible thing for Mr. Mudede to have this conversation with his son. It is perhaps more problematic that millions of parents are not having this conversation with their children. I suppose I should be happy for the people who do not have to have this conversation but that returns me to my question of our responsibility to each other. I'll try harder, will you?
commented on I, Anonymous
I haven't read through all of the comments yet but it seems like there is a narrow view of what "strength" means. Trust me when I say it has nothing to do with your muscle tissue.