Politicians Are Inherently Good

I believe that people are inherently good and because I believe that politicians are people, too, I also believe that politicians are inherently good. [There are even some politicians that have a very clear sense of humor.] You'll find many religious debates about the topic as to whether people are good and you'll also find [...]

Health & Beauty Products May Not Be So Healthy and Beautiful

When was the last time you looked at the label of the deodorant, face cream, shampoo, or soap you use? For some time, this was something that I was not concerned about and it was more out of sheer ignorance. I didn't know any better. When I learned about the world of "natural" skin products, [...]

Words Are More Important Than You May Have Thought

"Every thought, word, or deed, either purifies or pollutes the body." - Harold Klemp "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones!" - Mike Dooley "You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts,but rather a master of your own mind." - Louise Hay "Thoughts are boomerangs, returning with precision to their source. Choose wisely which ones [...]

Elect Effective Decision-Makers, Not Politicians Catering to Sects

Why do some people get elected and others don't? Outside of the obvious answer of (more votes), there are oodles of books, articles, and dissertations, trying to answer that question. In fact, some people's entire career is spent being hired as a consultant to a campaign because they are an 'expert' on getting people elected. [...]

The “Real” Purpose of Television: Entertainment, Escapism, and Employment

On one of my trips a couple of months ago, I found myself at the hotel. I wasn't feeling at my best, so I decided to spend some time watching TV. Now, this is quite an aberration for me because I haven't had an actual physical "TV" to watch since before my days as an [...]

Could This Have Happened in Any Other Country: Only In America

A few years ago in a coffee shop "far, far away," there was a man who was so desperate, we'll call him Desperado, that he decided he was going to steal the money out of the tip jar, (which contained less than $5.00 -- thus, Desperado). Another man, we'll call him Hero, saw what Desperado [...]

Let’s Treat All Cars Like School Buses: Drive Safe!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Fatalities per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled" has been trending down since 2005. In 2005, there were 1.46 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. This means that for every 100 million miles traveled by car in the United States, there were 1.46 fatalities. That may sound [...]

Spirituality From an Unlikely Source: Will Smith

I was on YouTube like I had been a couple of days ago and on the sidebar, I noticed a video under the suggestion heading by the title of: Your Words and Thoughts Have Physical Power - Will Smith. I've always subscribed to the theory that our words and thoughts have an effect on the [...]

The Next Facebook: We’re Asking The Wrong Question

I wonder what it is about humans that make us so eager to find the next something. Awhile after eBay made it big with their online auction site, there were articles that popped up in newspapers, magazines, and other writing outlets, positing what would be the next eBay. Even though eBay has been around for [...]

Mass Collaboration Will Change the World

One of the benefits to being a member of the YouTube community, is that you're able to subscribe to other users. If there is a particular user that publishes videos that you've liked in the past, say maybe The RSA (you may have seen one of their videos -- they're the ones who write on [...]