Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Are You Coming?

The experts say that people will only participate in society if they understand the benefits of doing so and they believe they have a chance of achieving their objectives.

This makes a lot of sense! Would you write a letter to the editor of a newspaper with no circulation? Would you help clean up a river when there's no plan for keeping it up? Would you vote if you hated all the candidates? Would you join a committee with no objectives? Would you run for a public office that held no power?

If our public institutions are healthy and their missions are clear, then there must exist many opportunities to work with these entities and make our future brighter. If we are turning away, instead of joining up, is it because we are too busy to participate or have we lost our faith in the objectives and solutions?

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