We live in a time where everyone has something to complain about and someone to point the blame at. Where communities are destroyed from within, and yet we blame politicians when over 40% of eligible voters don't even vote. There is a sense of hopelessness in voting, a stigma that all politicians are corrupt liars. Whether that stigma is accurate or not, it is not sufficient reason to give up on our country.
We should focus on getting our kids through school and into meaningful careers - not increasing minimum wage for trivial job positions that are being replaced by technology.
We should measure the quality of a person by their intentions - not the color of their skin, the clothes that they wear, or the car that they drive. And most importantly, NOT based on what your hear. Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
We should do better to understand. To have empathy and put ourselves in the shoes of the people we are so quick to judge. We must make a better effort to understand the bigger picture. The world is much bigger than any of us. There is always someone out there who has it worse than us, no matter how bad you think you got it. Take the time to get to know people on a human level.
On the flip side, we shouldn't be afraid to voice our opinions. But most importantly we should listen to the opinions of others and not be afraid to modify our outlook.
"You can never be overdressed or over-educated" -Oscar Wilde
Half of that saying is true. In a time where literally a world of information is at our fingertips, we are spending too much time, energy, and money being over-dressed and barely educating ourselves.