Sunday, June 28, 2009


What is tolerance? The most unimaginative beginning would be to pull words from the dictionary.

From, Tolerance is "a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry"

That is clear and mostly unambiguous. And yet, we are unable to tolerate even small behavioral differences even though we want to belong in this shrinking world. Is the human race capable of living together as a peaceful, coherent structure? Or will there forever be chaos? Isn't the global village about being together as a people as one community? Can we ever get to that stage where we look at a random person from this planet and say s/he is a potential friend? Without thinking about race, color, religion?

Will there ever be light?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Change the world

Go read:

This is to all those of us who can't seem to think that we can actually make the difference. No... I'm not pointing fingers here, I belong in that group too.

I've actually had the fortune of having met this person in my social entrepreneurship classes, and the article pales in comparison to the persona... If you get a chance, go there!