I think this blog has just changed into a non-scheduled effort... :-)
I went shopping yesterday, and depleted my energy... totally forgot about writing and went to bed! I was going to get up later, after I rested just a little (haha), but at 11pm - when I was awakened by "something" - I couldn't keep my eyes open so I let it go. This is how it goes. I may as well just let it go. I think it will help all of us to just let this blog discover its own schedule. :-)
Over the weekend, I think it was, I watched some more documentaries. I decided to watch FOOD INC again... it really made me so ill about our food supplies and how little we can do to change it. I cried again for the mother that lost her 2-year-old son to a fast-food burger...and found a new passion for life that she would rather not have. I had to turn my head and close my eyes at the scenes of suffering and abused animals that are part of our food supply process. I left the room at a part I remembered as too much to deal with emotionally.
I also watched one about how we value the truth and discard our values for rewards of various kinds. It had a catch title -- (DIS)HONESTY : THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES. It will make you think about your life and future in new ways. I shared with my son that the biggest point they made was about our changing economy and the effects of a cash-less society on our moral values. The basis of the film is the testing they did on college students, but the real-life effects of our moral choices are very displayed in the real people that become examples of the effects of our rationalizations about honesty... and what happens when we get caught. :-(
The third one I remember watching was about prisons... another topic of interest to me. It was called BREAKING THE CYCLE, I think. It shared the new efforts of Norway on maximum-security prison populations and how they are inspiring change in America. The main comparisons were about a difficult prison in New York (Attica) and then they shared the efforts of inspired changes being made in a North Dakota prison.
If you have read my other posts or writings, you will know I have my own ideas about reforming prisons. Some of these things are shown in Norway, but the biggest financial change would be to link prisons to the opportunity of internet sales, via the administration of one website for all of America. It would provide income for both inmates and prisons... and change the future of so many. I don't want to get into the details right now... but maybe later today I will add a post about that. My "Pathway to Freedom" concept and the income / job options of internet sales would revolutionize the prison industry and reform options.
I didn't win the big prizes in the lottery this past week, so I guess I will just keep sharing them and hope SOMEONE will think about doing them.
That's about all I can share right now. Another day is starting. :-)
God willing, I will be back later.
May GOD watch over us as we grow into the future.
May He have mercy on us as we discover the damage life without Him brings.
May we find a way to help each other.
May we love the good, hate the bad, and let our humanity find its way through discovering our future.
May our world focus on fixing the problems we have.
May we recover from the harm greed does to our decisions.
May we care about those who have less than they need for their life, their families, their dreams.