The party in Denver continues.
I would like to know if anyone can suggest five simple things each of us can do to change the world, no matter what the politicians do, or don't do.
Like carrying a reusable bag to the grocery store, so you don't need either plastic or paper.
Like changing your expectations -- a vehicle should be something dependable, but shouldn't it be something you can afford to repair, rather than replace? What about a printer? What about a television or a cell phone?
Like turning the thinking on ROI upside down. How big a scam, exactly, is the 401K program? How much money are small investors risking / losing, compared to what the same amount of money would have been worth in the (former) pension plan?
How much profit are investment firms and counselors making off all the people now forced into the 401K market?
Like recognizing that oil is a past-peak technology, and depending on oil for our energy and manufacturing needs is not merely short-sighted, but a strategy aimed at failing?
Like figuring out that perhaps the key to overcoming racism, sexism, ageism, is to treat people as people. It doesn't really matter if somebody's a jerk, what color or gender or political party that person is. A jerk is pretty much a universally recognizable entity. So don't be one.
At the end of the day, not having been a jerk, either by accident or on purpose, may well be a triumph of noteworthy proportions.