I've created a list by which I gauge those in power: who I should run away from and who I'll trust for another week. (By the way, the purpose of the world is NOT to serve us; this is how every major conflict begins.) Now I won't be naive and pretend that in the past … Continue reading Three ways to evaluate those who hold political power: when to run away and when to give them another week
With so many in the US calling for "fairness" and for the government to ensure (enforce?) that fairness, we have forgotten that creating equity and caring for the poor is already within our power. We each can balance the world correctly. In fact, we're the only ones who can. There's nothing stopping me or you. … Continue reading You already have the power to balance your corner of the world
I know of many generous people who quietly go about doing great things for their neighbors. They donate money, they create opportunities, they sacrifice their time, talents, and everything they've been blessed with to help others through rough patches, to get job training, to give them a boost up to self-sufficiency. And they do it … Continue reading It’s always been individuals who fixed the world; it’s never been a government
The biggest problem with socialism that no one seems to be addressing is the insatiability of people who believe they deserve freebies--free income, housing, food, health care, education, etc. The problem is greed knows no bounds. Those who espouse "free everything" are underestimating the selfishness of millions. And then what happens when the freebies run out, which … Continue reading Socialism and the greed of citizens: what happens when they want more?
My husband and I just returned from rough camping for three days and two nights with a bunch of teenagers, and it’s called “Trek.” We weren’t the only ones, either, to take on this insanity. While Dave and I were responsible for eight teenagers, 13-17 years old, three other married couples from our ward (or … Continue reading Why would normally sane people take teenagers out into the wilderness of Wyoming to walk for 18 miles?
The worst decisions I’ve ever made can be traced back to my believing that I “deserved” something. No good action follows the declaration that we “deserve” something. I know the internet is awash in memes that declare we all deserve better, and should bend all efforts to attaining what we so desperately want and feel … Continue reading The most dangerous words are “I deserve.”